Extinction Rebellion zealots have set up tents on Peckham Rye Park and are inviting the public to enter the camp and “chat with our rebels”, writes Herbie Russell…
Since Saturday, passersby might have been surprised to see a flurry of multi-coloured tents and gazebos had been erected on the park.
Twitter user, @silkst wrote: “#ExtinctionRebellion are camped up on Peckham Rye, my local patch of green. I went over to have a chat and to say how much I admire what they are doing. They gave me a jasmine plant.”
Over the last few days, Extinction Rebellion have been staging protests across the centre of London.
On Friday, two protestors draped a huge “END FOSSIL FUELS NOW” banner from Tower Bridge and dangled themselves over the sides.
On Sunday, protestors blocked the Lambeth and Vauxhall bridges, preventing hundreds of vehicles from crossing and leading to 38 arrests.
Extinction Rebellion describes itself as a “non-violent civil disobedience movement”. They want the government to declare a “climate emergency”, pledge to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025, and set up a citizens’ assembly to “oversee the changes”.
Southwark police and Extinction Rebellion Southwark have been approached for comment.