Demonstrators call on government to back ‘three demands bill’ amid international fast

Extinction Rebellion protesters have begun a hunger strike outside the Conservative and Labour parties’ headquarters to demand urgent action on climate change.

Over 200 demonstrators in the UK had signed up to join the international fast, which will see a week of hunger strikes in at least 27 countries, the group said.

Climate Strike Northampton 20 September 2019 (Image: T. Larkum)

Climate Strike Northampton 20 September 2019 (Image: T. Larkum)

The organisation said its activists “will be outside all UK political party HQs all week demanding leaders meet us and talk about our three demands bill”.

It also said it delivered letters to party leaders “demanding a one hour meeting on camera and a commitment to implement” the bill.

The three demands bill calls on the government to “tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency,” act to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025, and be led by a citizens’ assembly on climate and ecological justice.

Read more: Independent