Could new Extinction Rebellion group form in this North Somerset village?

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 July 2019

Bristol Universitys professor of psychology Colin Davis and activist Bill Roberts.Picture: Extinction Rebellion

Bristol Universitys professor of psychology Colin Davis and activist Bill Roberts.Picture: Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion

Approximately 60 people filled a community hall to listen to environmental activists Extinction Rebellion's (XR) talk on Monday evening.

Villagers are considering starting up a group in Long Ashton.

The talk, led by Bristol University's professor of psychology Colin Davis, highlighted the effects of climate change and how governments need to take 'urgent' action against it.

Extinction Rebellion made the national headlines when hundreds of people were arrested during climate change protests in London in April.

The Heading For Extinction talk, held at Long Ashton's Jubilee Pavilion, also explained the ethos of XR, which was organised by village activist Bill Roberts.

The event raised more than £100 for Extinction Rebellion.

There are several XR groups in the district, including those in Nailsea, Portishead, Pill and Clevedon.

For more information, visit www.rebellion.earth

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