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Campaigners take part in a global hunger strike in city

Extinction Rebellion took to the city streets last Friday with drumming, banner-waving and chanting to bring attention to the Global Hunger Strike.

 

Governments around the world are being called upon to dramatically step up action in response to the climate emergency.

 

Four members of the local group, Juliet Mary Larken, Katherine Isobel Garda, Jill Schinas and Lynne Fornieles had joined 400 activists in 26 countries around the world who have gone without food since Monday, November 18, in solidarity with the world’s starving.

 

More than 800 million people already suffer from hunger and starvation while billions more could be at risk in the coming years as climate change hits food production, the activists say.

 

During the election period, Extinction Rebellion Chichester marched to the headquarters of the local political parties to raise the climate crisis issue.

 

Earth Strike – a general strike in defence of the planet will take place today (Friday) at the Cross, between 1pm and 4pm.

 

The strike is currently supported by a number of trade unions, Extinction Rebellion Chichester and local youths. The day’s focus will be on joining together to raise the alarm.

 

For more information, visit: facebook.com/EarthStrikeUK/

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