Rebels will continue to hunger strike outside Political Party Headquarters all weekend long demanding urgent action on the climate and ecological emergency, reminding politicians of what’s to come if they do not commit to #ActNow.
We are asking all UK political parties and Parliamentary Candidates to get behind The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (#ThreeDemandsBill) and have requested filmed meetings with party leaders to ask for their support.
Speaking on Friday, Dr Larch Maxey, Extinction Rebellion hunger striker said:
“Today, we tried to hand a copy of a letter requesting a meeting to discuss to the Three Demands Bill to Nigel Farage, but he ignored us and fled away in his 4 x 4 at speed, so then we tried to hand it to a representative but again we were declined.
The Greens and Plaid Cymru have agreed to meetings with their party leaders and Extinction Rebellion. We are in discussions with Labour and Liberal Democrats about meeting, but the Conservative Party and Brexit Party have not responded to us.”
Sarah Lunnon, Political Circle Coordinator for Extinction Rebellion, said:
“The Global Hunger Strike highlights those communities and families struggling to eat today due to extreme weather. As we continue to fuel the collapse of our life support system this hunger struggle will come to us and our children: we too are vulnerable to food shocks, to empty aisles in our supermarkets.”
On Monday, Green Party leader Jonathan Bartley expressed his support for The Climate and Ecological Emergency (“Three Demands”) Bill. He pledged an urgent consultation with party members to discuss support for the bill.
On Wednesday, Liberal Democrat President Sal Brinton spoke with hunger strikers outside the Lib Dem HQ, with a follow-up meeting to be arranged.
John McDonnell, shadow chancellor of the exchequer quickly exchanged words with rebels on Wednesday and made a soft agreement for a meeting by Saturday but we have yet to hear back from Labour on an hour long meeting on camera.
Hunger strikers are yet to meet with the other party leaders and remain at party headquarters until their demands are met – they are continuing throughout the weekend.
Numbers in the UK and globally continue to rise as more than 450 people take part in hunger strikes in 27 countries on 6 continents, demanding their governments take action on the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
Find more about the XR Global Hunger Strike HERE:
See the Three Demands Bill HERE:
Read a copy of the letter delivered to all UK party leaders HERE:
Find more about the practicalities of the XR Global Hunger Strike HERE: