Banbury Extinction Rebellion to host event in town centre for Brazilian Indigenous Emergency Action Day

Members of Banbury Extinction Rebellion will host an event this weekend in the town centre as part of Brazilian Indigenous Emergency Action Day.

Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 6:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 6:19 pm

People who attend are encouraged to wear a face covering, bring their own hand sanitiser and to stay two metres apart at all times. People are also encouraged to bring signs showing support and solidarity such as Indigenous Lives Matter, No More Indigenous Blood, Save the Amazon Forest.

The event, held at 12pm on Sunday August 9 at Banbury Cross, aims to raise awareness of the dangers posed to indigenous communities in the Amazon Forest.

A spokesperson for the Banbury XR said: "Let’s add our voices to their cause with this socially distanced, peaceful gathering."

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Banbury Extinction Rebellion to host event this weekend in town centre (Photo by Tila Rodriguez Past)

Members of Banbury Extinction Rebellion Families have been making labels using leaves to print on cardboard and paper. Each participant will receive one of these during the action. Everyone will be invited to write their own wish towards the Amazonian people on these labels, and hang them in nearby trees as a gesture of respect and solidarity.

The Banbury XR spokesperson said: "This is why we would like to have an event here in Banbury to show our solidarity with our fellow earth protectors in the Amazon jungle."

Immediately following the demonstration everyone is invited to People’s Park for a socially distanced picnic.

Banbury Extinction Rebellion to host event this weekend in town centre (Photo by Tila Rodriguez Past)