On Friday 7th July 2023, XR Warwick District joined a march from the Godiva Statue to Severn Trent's headquarters in Coventry.
- In 2020, Severn Trent dumped raw sewage into the rivers for more than 500,000 hours
- Meanwhile, they paid out £261 million in dividends last year and CEO Liz Garfield pocketed £3.9 million in pay
Accompanied by a samba band, we marched and rallied to tell Seven Trent to clean up their act. Members of XR Warwick District came as, respectively, a seahorse, and in hazmat outfits and helped steward the march.
We crowned Richard the Turd, symbolising Severn Trent's despicable status, and delivered some shit replicas to their carefully designed corporate frontages.
The march was organised by:
Coventry Green Party
Coventry Trades Union Congress
There was even a speaker from the Conservative Party, underlining that protecting our ecosystems goes beyond party politics.
BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio were in attendance, along with the Coventry Telegraph, who published this article.