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Extinction Rebellion Cambridge promises ‘moderately spicy’ climate protest in Madingley Road area

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Extinction Rebellion Cambridge is planning its latest climate protest in the Madingley Road area on Monday (February 3).

The group is promising “moderately spicy” action, but has not divulged what it will be doing.

The XR roadblock on Milton Road in Cambridge on January 23, 2020
The XR roadblock on Milton Road in Cambridge on January 23, 2020

It is seeking more supporters to get involved by meeting on the grass area near Madingley Park & Ride site at 5.15pm. The activity will be over by 7pm.

XR says: “Join experienced rebels for a moderately spicy action. The more participants, the more effective this action will be.”

The group has been holding a series of roadblocks to demand action over the climate crisis in the run-up to its Rebel for Justice event from February 16-23, which is half-term, when it pledges to bring the city to a halt with a week-long roadblock unless its demands are met.

XR Cambridge is demanding that:

  • the University of Cambridge cuts its ties with the fossil fuel industry
  • Cambridge City Council holds a citizens’ assembly on climate justice
  • Cambridgeshire County Council works with other relevant regional authorities to provide a plan for a just transition away from an inadequate transport system reliant on fossil fuels.
The XR protest at Schlumberger. Picture: Jeremy Peters
The XR protest at Schlumberger. Picture: Jeremy Peters

In addition to its roadblocks, also known as ‘swarming’ events, in Milton Road and Chesterton Road, activists blockaded the entrance to the Schlumberger Gould research facility, which lies off Madingley Road, in protest at its work for the fossil fuel industry.

And its sixth ‘Silent Rebellion’ was held at The Grafton on Saturday, with 40 participants silently protesting over 90 minutes at the shopping centre. There was also a parade from the Red Rebels group.

Meanwhile, XR Cambridge is appealing for ‘Rebel Riders’ to help transport items and information by bicycle during its Rebel for Justice week, and wants to hear from those who could lend a bike trailer or cargo bike.

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