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A roadblock by Extinction Rebellion Cambridge will target Cambridge’s Milton Road on Thursday morning (January 23).

The climate activists say their latest “swarming” event will take place between 7.45am and 9am.

An Extinction Rebellion event. Picture: Jeremy Peters
An Extinction Rebellion event. Picture: Jeremy Peters

The group say they are “targeting the area around Cambridge Science Park and St John’s Innovation Centre” because they are owned by “two of the richest colleges of the University of Cambridge” and “represent the toxic, unsustainable and profit-oriented growth agenda that is business as usual in Cambridge”.

It means they will hold a series of short roadblocks “to remind the world that we are in a climate emergency and to demand change”.

The activists will meet in Cambridge Business Park by EY (Ernst &Young).

An XR Cambridge roadblock Downing Street, Cambridge. Picture: Jeremy Peters
An XR Cambridge roadblock Downing Street, Cambridge. Picture: Jeremy Peters

The Facebook event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/483050342408465/.

The group are holding twice-weekly swarming events in the lead-up to the week-long Rebel for Justice event from February 16-23, during which it is pledging to “bring the city to a halt with a week-long roadblock” if Cambridge institutions do not meet “three local demands on climate and social justice”.

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.
An XR Cambridge roadblock Downing Street, Cambridge. Picture: Jeremy Peters
An XR Cambridge roadblock Downing Street, Cambridge. Picture: Jeremy Peters

On Saturday, XR Cambridge held a greenwashing event outside the BP garage in Elizabeth Way, Cambridge, calling on the oil giant to take action.

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