Extinction Rebellion event, Brighton, August 2020
As planned, I spent Monday and Tuesday mornings with the XR rebels disrupting tanker arrivals at Horse Hill in Surrey. Pictures were duly edited and sent off to the media team for onward distribution to media organisations.
On Wednesday morning I was in WH Smith and recognised the picture on the front page of the Surrey Mirror. One of my pictures appeared on the front page and two more on page four including the featured image above.Read more
This BLM event attracted thousands of participants, all of whom marched peacefully and passionately, calling for an end to the centuries-old injustice of racism.
Horse Hill in Surrey could be one of the largest producers of oil and gas in the UK. Oil and gas mean more carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere and more disruption to the climate.
To draw attention to this reckless new development, Extinction Rebellion visited the site in the early hours of Monday 1st June 2020. Two women locked themselves together at the entrance preventing vehicles entering or leaving. Two men entered the compound and occupied the roof of a building.
This gadget was one of those things you buy because you think it might be useful, it then turns out to not be useful and then you forget about.
The reason I decided it wasn’t useful was that I simply could not understand the instructions. There seemed to be a lot of functions, but I had no idea how to make them work. One more try, I thought and searched for a better explanation of the functionality.
This is a scene from Birdcage Walk on the evening of Wednesday 9th October 2019.
The police have just removed a gazebo sheltering these women. They are glued together and content to be arrested. The whole process was conducted with great civility by both sides. If Colin Dexter (author of the Inspector Morse stories) were to plan a rebellion, this is how it would be.