Friday 7 June 2019

Coming Soon! Holyrood Rebel Camp

 Extinction Rebellion are organising a massive “Rebel Camp” outside the Scottish Parliament from 16th
to 20th June, to pressure the Scottish Parliament into adopting ambitious amendments to the Scottish 
Climate Bill.You can find out more and register your interest at the Facebook event.

The camp will offer a range of activities including creative events, bike rides, discussions and 
non-violent civil disobedience. You have such a range of options that you don't need to feel that you need 
to risk arrest or do nothing. The idea is to have fun while alerting politicians and others to the urgency 
of the climate emergency that we face. 

More information from Extinction Rebellion below: 

Holyrood Rebel Camp
Climate emergency has been declared by our politicians: they have told the truth. Now they need to act 
as if that truth is real, with legally binding policy measures. The Scottish Climate Change Bill sets a 
2045 net zero carbon emissions. At the same time, the Scottish Government supports maximum North 
Sea oil extraction. On June 18th and 25th, amendments will be discussed  in the Scottish Parliament. 
We demand MSPs change the Bill’s target for net zero carbon emissions to 2025, and create a
 Climate Citizens’ Assembly to oversee the changes. We will set up a Holyrood Rebel Camp to 
pressure our politicians to pass these amendments.

This will be a fun and peaceful gathering. There will be outreach, performances, protests, workshops, 

talks, people’s assemblies, but also non-violent direct action (NVDA).

We are taking action in Scotland because of our reputation as world-leading on climate. Whatever Bill 

passed will likely be among the least inadequate legislation in the world. An effective Climate Bill 
would pressure other governments to follow. Scotland can be a world leader on climate and ecological 
emergency. But we’re almost out of time, and we need to get the message heard loud and clear, 
before it’s too late.

The time to take action is now. Join us!

Sunday 16th June: Pedal on Parliament (critical mass bike rides from Glasgow and elsewhere). 
Wee Rebellion. Rebel Camp setup

Monday 17th June: Big Launch - Parade of Life starting from St Giles Cathedral at 10am, down the 
Royal Mile to arrive at Parliament around 11am

Tuesday 18th June: Morning - People's Assembly with MSPs; Civil Society. Afternoon - 
Climate Bill Debate in Parliament, Workshops and Debates at the Camp

Wednesday 19th June: Regenerative day - family-friendly activities at the Camp and in Holyrood Park 
and environs

Thursday 20th June: Dance of Death and mass die-in. Launch of Climate Citizens' Assembly campaign. Closing ceremony and 

break camp

More information on the Extinction Rebellion Facebook sites:
Extinction Rebellion are also looking for creative input to their programme during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which will be happening at Summerhall throughout the festival. You can find out more here.

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