THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND THE RIGHT TO PROTEST
An online meeting on Tues 11 July 7.30 pm with
· Tom Davies, Amnesty International
· Mair Bain, local climate activist
· Matt Foot, socialist lawyer
ALL WELCOME BUT REGISTRATION NEEDED
The climate emergency needs immediate action at a governmental level. Governments are usually focussed on short term measures and usually only take action on longer term issues following pressure from outside.
The ability to engage in direct action is a vital component of a functioning democracy, providing a platform for all citizens to demand accountability and change.
Irrespective of whether one agrees with every protest by environmental activists, the right to protest is under threat. Recent changes to UK legislation threaten this democratic right and hinder progress on urgent environmental issues.
Come and join the online discussion organised by Derbyshire Climate Coalition and Amnesty International .