Extinction Rebellion call Bury’s first ever People’s Assembly

XR Bury St Edmunds members leaving Bury for the International Rebellion in London on April 11th

Climate Change activists Extinction Rebellion Bury St Edmunds will hold a People’s Assembly in the Abbey Gardens on Saturday 4th May at 10.30am.

This follows the group’s involvement in the recent ‘rebellion’ that disrupted London for 10 days. Extinction Rebellion representatives are this week meeting with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and also Environment Secretary Michael Gove.  They will call on Mr Gove to back their demands to declare a climate emergency and commit to reducing net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025.

Extinction Rebellion Bury St Edmunds member Robert Possnett, from Great Barton, who was arrested twice in London during the recent action said:
“The International Rebellion [in London] was hugely positive; it got everybody talking about climate change and the challenges we face. 

“We have to keep the pressure on, we don’t have time to waste. That’s why we are calling a People’s Assembly on Saturday in the Abbey Gardens. People’s Assemblies are simply a crowd of people talking in an organised way, sharing their feelings and ideas about change. We invite everyone to come along and take part. Bring a picnic and your family, but no alcohol or drugs”.