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Extinction Rebellion: The New Face of Mass Civil Disobedience
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Extinction Rebellion: The New Face of Mass Civil Disobedience

Extinction Rebellion A New Kind of Climate Protest Movement

Alongside Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion is establishing itself as the second arm of a new global climate protection movement. Forged from the lessons of past protest cultures and a present-day understanding of mental health and sensitivity, the group seems to be finding its stride.
An Extinction Rebellion meeting in Hamburg's Eimsbüttel neighborhood

An Extinction Rebellion meeting in Hamburg's Eimsbüttel neighborhood

Charlotte Götze
Extinction Rebellion protestors climb down from the awning of the Brazilian embassy in London.

Extinction Rebellion protestors climb down from the awning of the Brazilian embassy in London.

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Activist Carina Liersch says she's happy that "someone's finally doing something."

Activist Carina Liersch says she's happy that "someone's finally doing something."

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Extinction Rebellion flyers being passed out in Hamburg

Extinction Rebellion flyers being passed out in Hamburg

Charlotte Götze
Michael Timmermann says helping to bring XR to Germany was one of the best things he's ever done.

Michael Timmermann says helping to bring XR to Germany was one of the best things he's ever done.

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New activists receive protest training at a coworking space in Hamburg.

New activists receive protest training at a coworking space in Hamburg.

Charlotte Götze

This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.