Extinction Rebellion Lewes stage protest on Seaford beach... at a safe distance
Extinction Rebellion Lewes staged a socially distanced protest on Seaford beach warning against a return to ‘business as usual’.
Activists stood silently at a safe distance from one another, holding placards to attract the attention of passers-by. Messages included ‘bail out the planet, not the polluters’ and ‘no putting profit before people’. A local artist also chalked a series of beachside murals showing people enjoying the outdoors emission-free. One protestor said: “This is the direction of travel we all have to make together, inclusively. Our right to exercise, breathe and travel in cleaner air. Let’s not lose what we have gained for the planet and ourselves. No going back.” The group said residents had responded positively and there had been praise for the murals on social media. The protest was part of a new ‘No Going Back Sundays’ movement, which is taking hold across the UK. The activists said they will continue to mark No Going Back Sundays and that anybody with a concern for the environment is welcome to join them. For more information about Extinction Rebellion Lewes, visit http://xrlewes.org.