Over the past weekend, climate activism group Extinction Rebellion held a “weekend of resistance.” The group looked to highlight how the cost of living and the climate crisis intersect, and to show why the UK’s out-of-touch and out-of-date politics is responsible for both.
Sarah Matthews from Extinction Rebellion told the group’s official website that: “It is clearer than ever that despite our differences, organisations, movements and individuals are recognising the necessity to unite and say enough’s enough, we can’t afford this anymore.”
On October 14th, the “weekend of resistance” began with its first demonstration, called “WE CAN’T AFFORD THIS ANYMORE,” which kicked off at Trafalgar Square. The march then continued with thousands heading to Downing Street to burn energy bills and display signs calling for the end of “fossil fuel greed.”
HUNGER was present for the powerful demonstrations and here’s how the day panned out in snaps from photographer Marcus Lister.