OSWESTRY and Borders Extinction Rebellion will be in the centre of Oswestry this month calling for people to stop for a three-minute pause for the climate.
The aim is to highlight the importance of the forthcoming COP26 climate conference, to be held in Glasgow during the first two weeks of November.
On Wednesday, October 27, the group will unfurl banners as they broadcast a message about the need to act on the climate crisis, and to highlight world governments’ failures so far.
Placards and leaflets will be used to emphasise the need for urgent action by all UK and world leaders at the conference.
They are hoping to raise people’s awareness about the importance of COP26 and understand how crucial the conference is for climate change.
Oswestry Extinction Rebellion member, Rebecca Jones, says: “Our plan is not to disrupt someone’s day, but we are asking them to pause for three minutes and consider the importance of getting leaders to act now at COP26.”
Following the action in town, a number of people from Oswestry Extinction Rebellion will be going to Glasgow for COP26 to join other XR groups in protest.
“We are going in order to put pressure on our leaders to do what is right and take urgent action to tackle the climate crisis,” Rebecca added.
“They need to agree on urgent action, both for the sake of our own people and in particular for those of the global south, whose representatives will be at the conference and whose people are already suffering the devastating effects of global heating, but who have done far less than those of wealthy nations to cause it.”