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This afternoon.

Leinster House, Dublin 2.

Ailbhe aged 1 and Fionn, aged 4, from Roscommon (outside the Dail) for an Extinction Rebellion Ireland protest who will stage a theatrical mock ‘trial’ of Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment set twenty years from now.

Hey, worked for Mao.

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This afternoon.

At Whitehall in London.

The UK’s Green Party co-leader Jon Bartley, who turns 48 today, and Guardian columnist George Monibot (top centre) were arrested during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration.

A video of Mr Bartley’s arrest can be watched here while the arrest of Mr Monibot can be watched here

Extinction Rebellion protests: Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley and climate activist George Monbiot arrested on Whitehall (Evening Standard)

Related: Today, I aim to get arrested. It is the only real power climate protesters have (George Monibot, The Guardian)

Ah here.

This afternoon.

Dublin 1.

‘Extinction Rebellion’ activists and protesters lie down on O’Connell Bridge during Day 6 of their week-long Climate Justice demonstrations across the capital.


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There’s always one.

Take him away.

In your own time, officer.

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Sarah Doherty tweetz:

“Last night, five XR [Extinction Rebellion] Ireland activists locked themselves to the gates of the Dail, resulting in their arrests. Twenty TDs were stuck inside until the early hours of the morning.

These activists had three demands:

– that the government enact the Climate Emergency Measures bill
– that the Shannon LNG project is ended
– that the government enact the recommendations of the Citizens Assembly on Climate Change

These people ranged from students to pensioners, and came from all over the country.

They were surrounded by friends, music, and love throughout 💚”

Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested after chaining themselves to Dáil (The Irish Times)

Extinction Rebellion Ireland

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What you’ll be wearing next Dark Age.

This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Openly pagan members of ‘Extinction Rebellion’ outside the Dáil on Day 4 of their week-long public demonstrations for ‘Climate Justice’ where they encountered TDs, including Labour Party’s Joan Burton  (pink scarf).


Earlier: Meanwhile, Across Dublin City



An Aer Lingus flight from London City Airport to Dublin was grounded by a climate change protester earlier today.

A number of passengers reported that a man stood up holding a mobile phone as the plane was about to take off and began talking about climate change issues.

Cabin crew asked the man to return to his seat but he refused.

As a result, the pilot taxied back to the gate where police officers came on board and took the man off the plane.

How to win hearts and minds.

Aer Lingus flight grounded by climate protester (RTÉ)

This morning.

Across Dublin city centre.

Members and supporters of I Bike Dublin stage a ‘slow cycle’ demonstration, as part of this week’s Extinction Rebellion events.

Pics: Rainer Melzer, Onyerbike, and Cllr Donna Cooney


This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Supporters and activists of Extinction Rebellion commence their week of ‘non-violent direct actions with a Climate Walk led by a large pink sailing boat (top).

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This morning.

At Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

Tents thought to belong to supporters of Extinction Rebellion are being set up.

The group is planning to hold a lunchtime rally outside Leinster House for the beginning of a week-long series of events for Rebellion Week.

Green News reports:

Irish action will commence at 1pm this afternoon at the entrance of Dail Eireann.

From here, the activists will walk in procession led by a large pink sailing boat to a nearby, as yet unnamed, location where the mast of the boat will be launched and a flag with the Extinction Rebellion logo raised.

Speeches will then start around 1.30pm and environmental activist and Chelsea Garden Show winning designer Mary Reynolds will then lead a symbolic planting of seeds of native trees.

The group is remaining coy on further actions to take place across the remainder of the week, only stating that they will employ family-friendly non-violent civil disobedience to “bring society to a standstill” and force the Government to respond to the climate emergency.

150 academics outline support for Extinction Rebellion (Green News)

London police arrest 21 climate change protesters as mass action starts (The Irish Times)


In yesterday’s Sunday Times, John Mooney reported:

A special unit of gardai is monitoring social media to try to ascertain where the group’s protests of “civil disobedience” may take place and how many campaigners will be involved.

Security sources say there is no evidence to suggest Extinction Rebellion is being influenced by extremists.

The protesters, who come from various backgrounds, are considered by gardai to be people genuinely concerned about global warming.

….Gardai do not believe they will be able to hold large numbers of protesters if forced to make arrests.

The force is not capable of detaining more than a few hundred people, even if all stations in Dublin and the surrounding suburbs are used to capacity.

Dublin gardai prepare for extinction of traffic flow (The Sunday Times)

Top pic: Tim Forde


Niall Colbert, of Today FM, tweetz:

Climate change activists beginning to gather outside the Dail ahead of Extinction Rebellion protests in Dublin this lunchtime.


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This afternoon.

Dublin City Centre today.

Protestors from Extinction Rebellion Ireland staged a ‘slow cycle’ along the Quays to “highlight the impact of carbon emissions from car traffic in the capital”.

Cyclists made their way from Dublin’s Heuston Station to the 3 Arena carrying banners asking the public to choose between making Dublin a ‘carpool or a swimming pool’, referring  to ‘rising’ sea water levels.

We may drown in hyperbole.

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Amen, brah.