Climate-change Activists Block BBC Headquarters Demanding Action

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Climate activists from the group, Extinction Rebellion, blocked the BBC headquarters to call for the Britain's broadcaster to address the climate emergency

Written By Aanchal Nigam | Mumbai | Updated On:

The Climate activists from the group, Extinction Rebellion blocked the entry of the BBC headquarters on October 11 to call for theBritain's broadcaster to address the issue of climate emergency in the same seriousness as they covered World War II and tell the reality to the public. The demonstrators held banners saying, 'Planet Before Profit' and 'BBC, your silence is deadly' while singing, chanting and waving flags. The group is currently indulged in a civil disobedience protest in London to rebel against the political structure of the world to take the required steps in the battle against climate change and degrading the ecosystem. 

Demand BBC's response

The protesters told an international agency that they demand BBC's response to the emergency in a similar way the organization talked about World War II and devoted an entire management structure to get the message out to the British public. The protesters had gathered in front of the BBC headquarters because they have refused to declare a climate emergency and the officials are still trying to normalize lifestyle which involves high-carbon emissions in programmes like 'Top Gear'. However, reportedly, the BBC spokeswoman had refused to comment on the security matters and the criticism of the organisation. 

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Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion is a social-political movement with the aim of using civil disobedience and non-violent resistance to compel government action on climate breakdown, bio-diversity loss, and risk of social and ecological collapse. It was established in the United Kingdom back in 2018 with around a hundred academics signing a call to action in support. A number of activists in the movement have reportedly accepted arrest and imprisonment as well. The logo, a circled hourglass, known as the extinction symbol, serves as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species.

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