Hundreds take part in Fridays for Future Isle of Wight protest

Hundreds took to the streets on Friday afternoon for the Fridays for Future Isle of Wight protest.

fridays for future march outside county hall

Julie shares this report from yesterday’s Fridays for Future Isle of Wight protest. Ed


Hundreds of children and adults attended the Fridays for Future Isle of Wight protest which happened in St Thomas’s Square in Newport yesterday.

There was a great atmosphere of people of all ages joining forces.

The protest was attended by Blue Seas Protection, Frack Free Isle of Wight and Extinction Rebellion, who helped organise. 

The Red Rebels marching through Newport - © Jefferson Jones
The Red Rebels marching through Newport © Jefferson Jones

The Red Rebels were in attendance gracing the streets with their slow, emotive movements. 

There were speeches given by children and adults, and there was a great deal of interest in signing up for Extinction Rebellion. 

Images: © Jefferson Jones

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 10:12am

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Steve Goodman

Part of the biggest climate protest in history, involving millions of people, in 185 countries.

Our leaders should be ashamed that schoolchildren now need to take time off from lessons to teach them one.

davimel
Whilst I applaud the idea of this, I am somewhat perplexed when I look out of my front room windows during ‘pick up/drop off time for the two schools that surround my house and see the huge 4X4 and massive saloon cars pulling up, some leaving the engine running, to say goodbye or hello to little Johny/Jenny. Perhaps some of these ‘protests’ might do more good starting… Read more »
hialtitude

Well you could always join XR and put your ideas forward, the more the merrier.

Rowan

Maybe the protesters are the children who actually walk or cycle to school!

wightwalker

Iain what a cheerful positive comment! You should try and be a little more positive , it takes less energy to smile.

iain mckie

How many of those costumes were manufactured in sweat shops in nations with countries with disgusting environmental policies and appalling human rights’ records?

Steve Goodman
None, if they were manufactured in the same way that I helped to make some Extinction Rebellion Red Rebel/ Red Brigade costumes (we rescued rags and recycled other ‘waste’ material, and had a good time doing it.) How many of the goods already sold here were manufactured in sweat shops in nations with countries with disgusting environmental policies and appalling human rights records, and how much worse… Read more »
madeline

Mine was made of material bought 27 years ago, an envelope (sent to me) cut into the shape of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) logo and a rather gorgeous old top hat. We simply want governments to tell us the truth about the climate emergency so that we can make the changes that need to happen.

Rowan

Fair point that we all need to think about our actions on all sorts of things – but in my experience usually the people who are aware of environmental things are also aware of things like human rights.