On the 21 April 2023 Extinction Rebellion Warwick District (XRWD) helped The Big One fulfil its name, with our biggest ever turn-out. We organised transport for a bus-load of concerned citizens from Warwick and surrounding areas and arrived just across the river from Parliament around 10AM on Friday to join the event.
Over 200 groups and movements, including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and Global Justice Now, gathered to "Unite to Survive" and support the four-day action from the 21st to the 24th April 2023. The groups came together to demand urgent action on climate change and ecological collapse. The protest took place throughout Westminster and at the Houses of Parliament, with the aim of putting pressure on politicians to take immediate action.
We were happy to be there and do the work, alongside thousands of others, hearing amazing music, speeches from novelist Zadie Smith, Caroline Lucas MP and Rupert Read among others, and marching around Westminster, staging a die-in on Earth Day.