Protest to sweep Canterbury High Street

A climate change protest will be taking place in Canterbury city centre next week. 

Extinction Rebellion have organised a ‘UK-wide Youth Strike’ where young people will rally their local streets to fight against climate change.

The activist group held the same protest last month which was a ‘success’, with over 100 people joining the peaceful rally.

The event will take place on February 15 (Friday). The group will be meeting at KFC in the city centre at 10am.

The protest will be lasting a few hours and will be seen across the Canterbury City Centre area, particularly on the high-street.

Extinction Rebellion are encouraging Canterbury’s youth to join their battle against climate change.

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Extinction Rebellion Protest in London

President of Christ Church Students’ Union Eco Students, Emma Cussen will be taking part in the rally.

Apart from raising awareness about climate change, she also believes that the event could bring students from different universities together.

Emma said: “Universities in Canterbury can seem divided so it’s great to see students coming together for this protest.

“There’s a mixture of generations at university but we’re all here studying for our future. But the way we’re steering this planet, there won’t be a future for us to invest to.”

Emma added that it’s important for students to meet others who are wholeheartedly ‘care for the planet and want to save it’.

Extinction Rebellion have previously held ‘successful’ protests in Canterbury, with hundreds of campaigners taking over the high-street.

Will you be taking part in the rally?
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Claisse Opulencia

Editor-in-Chief of Unified. Claisse is a third year multimedia journalism student at CCCU. Amnesty Media Award Finalist 2018, IRN Awards Runner-up 2018 and nominated for two SPA Awards 2018.

One thought on “Protest to sweep Canterbury High Street

  • 13/02/2019 at 9:09 pm
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    I don’t know what their plans are but I sincerely hope they don’t plan to hold up buses. Many people rely on the buses to get to hospital appointments on time!

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