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Rebellious locals at Extinction Rebellion rally

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A colourful crew of Extinction Rebellion protestors added some spice to Election Day in Mullumbimby.

Wearing native animal costumes or the distinctive ‘XR’ insignia, around 40 rebellious locals took part in the protest.

‘Regardless of who wins today our planet is facing a climate emergency that demands action from all of us,’ said Paul Bibby, a member of the group (and erstwhile Echonetdaily reporter).

‘We’re calling on the government to tell the truth about climate change and to face that reality that thousands of species are facing extinction, including our own.’

Beginning with a rally in Federation park, the group marched to the St John’s school polling booth, then to Mullum High School and finally the Mullumbimby community market.

For more information about Extinction Rebellion, go to https://rebellion.earth/, or check out the Extinction Rebellion Byron Bay Facebook page.

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  1. Councillors will be voting this Thursday 23/5 on Adopting a Tender to bulldoze the previously Butler St SEPP Wetlands and Rainforest for a claytons ‘bypass’. The area has listed Endangered species. Email all Councillors to Reject All Tenders and cease this environmentally destructive road development. Council has ceased advertising Meeting Agendas in the paper to stop residents being aware of what they are doing.
    Email: Cr Simon Richardson ; Cr Michael Lyon ; Cr. Basil Cameron ; Cr Cate Coorey ; Cr Sarah Ndiaye ; Cr Jan Hackett ; Cr Jeannette Martin ; Cr. Alan Hunter ; Cr. Paul Spooner

  2. Rebellion Extinction’s civil disobedience Is vital for the continuation of all life and supported by the advocacy of ECOSIDE (a legal group which works on crimes against the environment).
    Cease the meaningless destruction of land and wildlife which unreliable hydro,solar and wind (sadly and with best intentions) attempts to deliver.
    See: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N-yALPEpV4w


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