extinction rebellion



COP diaries: day five

13th November 2021

Thursday 4 November This was a day of protests rather than being on the inside of COP26, and it felt foreign not to be surrounded by the metal constructs and royal blue carpets of the SEC gazebos. Luke and Hailie had been covering an Extinction Rebellion protest in Cessnock which, it appeared, was a lot ...


Roger Hallam talks to the students of Extinction Rebellion Glasgow University

8th November 2021

Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain, speaks to the Extinction Rebellion Glasgow University on the effects of climate change and the importance of climate justice. On Sunday 7 November, Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain, delivered a speech to the Extinction Rebellion Glasgow University (XRGU) group. The group was ...


Thousands attended Extinction Rebellion’s ‘Greenwash’ protest at Buchanan Galleries

8th November 2021

The Glasgow Guardian spoke to attenders of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest against greenwashing and ecocide at Buchanan Galleries. They called out political self-interest, corporate disinformation, and global inequalities at COP26. Over 1,000 people gathered on the steps of Buchanan Galleries at midday on 3 November, carrying props, flags, and banners protesting against false climate ...


Arrests made as XR scientists occupy King George V Bridge

6th November 2021

Extinction Rebellion sub-group “Scientist Rebellion” chained themselves together and occupied the bridge for three hours before arrests were made. Protesting the lack of action following the recent IPCC report, scientists from the Extinction Rebellion group “Scientist Rebellion” took non-violent action today by occupying the King George V bridge. After a three hour stand-of...


Extinction Rebellion activists arrested as protests intensify

4th November 2021

Four arrested and hundreds more trapped in police kettle for hours at XR protest. At least four members of the environmental activism group, Extinction Rebellion (XR) were arrested today after protests broke out in the city centre.  The four activists reportedly tried to force their way into the SSE energy company offices, and were subsequently ...


Oil company Eni’s speech at Glasgow University hijacked by protestors

3rd November 2021

The talk was interrupted by climate activists who criticised Eni’s actions in Mozambique. A range of activists interrupted Italian oil company Eni’s speech at the University of Glasgow on 2 November, in order to highlight the company’s “dishonesty in tackling the climate crisis”. The protestors cut in at the beginning of the Managing Director’s speech, ...


Green world changers: students fighting for climate justice

2nd November 2021

The Glasgow Guardian sits down with green activists at the University of Glasgow. With COP26 bringing the focus of climate activists around the world to Glasgow, The Glasgow Guardian speaks to students fighting for climate justice on campus. EXTINCTION REBELLION (XR) Paddy from Extinction Rebellion (XR) Glasgow University felt inspired to properly take up activism ...


Extinction Rebellion’s Red Rebels arrive at Glasgow Central Station

2nd November 2021

The Red Rebel Brigade, part of Extinction Rebellion (XR), arrived in Glasgow Central Station on 1 November on the London Euston train from various English cities.  The Red Rebels were joined by a group of Scottish XR rebels upon their arrival. The two groups then delivered a solemn and theatrical silent procession around the train ...


Extinction Rebellion march through Glasgow’s city centre for their ‘Pilgrims Procession’

30th October 2021

The group’s colourful “opening ceremony” marched from Glasgow Green to George Square. This afternoon, climate activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR) held their “Pilgrims Procession” march in Glasgow. Starting at Glasgow Green, the group marched across the city to finish in George Square, where a number of speakers discussed their reasons for coming to the city. ...


GUADC and XRGU hold event to disrupt Science and Engineering Fair

8th November 2020

The two societies tried to crowd out the careers fair and challenged employers about their ‘unethical practices’. Glasgow University Arms Divestment Coalition (GUADC) and Extinction Rebellion Glasgow University (XRGU) teamed up to “disrupt” the Science and Engineering Careers Fair. Between 19 to 21 October, the Engineering and Technology Careers Fair was held by the University ...