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Extinction Rebellion Bury St Edmunds protest at West Suffolk House urges leaders not to ignore environmental issues




Supporters of Extinction Rebellion in Bury St Edmunds gathered outside a council building at the weekend as part of a national protest.

The group held the socially distanced protest with masks at the entrance to West Suffolk House in Beeton’s Way to urge national and local leaders to take environmental issues into account when easing lockdown measures.

Robert Possnett, who attended the protest, said: “We shouldn’t go back to the old ways, we need to come out in a green way and we need to do that together through citizens’ assemblies.”

Extinction Rebellion Bury St Edmunds held a protest outside West Suffolk House. Picture: Extinction Rebellion BSE (35901757)
Extinction Rebellion Bury St Edmunds held a protest outside West Suffolk House. Picture: Extinction Rebellion BSE (35901757)

He added that, during lockdown, the group had volunteered to help vulnerable people in their communities and had also printed protective visors for use in care homes.

“We want people to know we’re still here and we still care,” he said.


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