Extinction Rebellion: Do we need to overturn capitalism to decarbonise? - BBC Newsnight
- Published on Oct 11, 2019
- More than 1,000 people have been arrested in the Extinction Rebellion protests. But are their tactics - and their world view - just too extreme for the public?
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Extinction Rebellion (XR for short) wants governments to declare a "climate and ecological emergency" and take immediate action to address climate change.
It describes itself as an international "non-violent civil disobedience activist movement".
Extinction Rebellion was launched in 2018 and organisers say it now has groups willing to take action in dozens of countries.
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