A mass of bodies on Exmouth beach marked the death of the planet when Extinction Rebellion campaigners marched on the sand to highlight a climate emergency.
Climate champions in their hundreds turned out on Saturday for Extinction Rebellion Exeter’s beach action to bring about change.
Campaigners ‘died’ on the beach, lying in a circle around the Extinction Rebellion logo replicated by sand artist and aerial photographer, Paul Burton.
Mary Culhane, beach march coordinator, said the demonstration provoked mixed reaction towards climate change.
She said: “Extinction Rebellion wanted to raise awareness about the global climate emergency – living here in Exmouth we are obviously on the front line when it comes to rising sea levels and storm surges – as well as telling people what we’re about.
“We’re still getting a lot of positive feedback from people, saying things like it was professional, inclusive, inspiring, thought-provoking and moving.
“Some are criticising our action too, but it’s started a conversation in Exmouth which is necessary to bring about change.
“Many of us have been working to change our lifestyles for years, through diet, travel and consumer choices, but it’s not enough. We must push for legislation and system change.
“We’ve got a lot of interest from people following this action, which is great as we’re all now preparing for the October Uprising in London.”
Find out more about Extinction Rebellion Exeter here.
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