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Extinction Rebellion Highland to stage a Clean Up Your Act event outside Barclays Bank in Union Street in Inverness tomorrow


By Ian Duncan

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Extinction Rebellion's previous Clean Up Your Act campaign which targeted Barclays Bank in Inverness.
Extinction Rebellion's previous Clean Up Your Act campaign which targeted Barclays Bank in Inverness.

Environmental campaigners are set to stage another protest in Inverness city centre tomorrow to highlight their cause.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Highland will stage another Clean Up Your Act event outside Barclays Bank in Union Street at noon.

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Activists are opposed investment in fossil fuel financing and the month-long campaign, organised by XR Scotland, aims to highlight cooperation – between bankers, fossil fuel companies and governments – in continuing to extract fossil fuels around the globe.

The group claims there is a link between fossil fuels and the threat to the planet from climate change – resulting in increased melting of the ice caps, wild-fires, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, storms and floods.

A group spokeswoman said: "Extreme events may seem a long way off but how many readers are aware of the flood risks to Merkinch, Dingwall, Arderseir and Jemimaville due to predicted coastal erosion, tidal surges, and rising seas? Or of the predicted rise in prices, pandemics and migration?

"XR Highland’s Actions call for politicians, industrialists and financiers to come together now in a transition to green energy and infrastructure that will safe-guard jobs and homes, and end fossil fuel reliance."

So far this month Extinction Rebellion Highland has completed banner drops, an infograph and written multiple letters to Highland Council calling for policies which would match its 2019 declaration of a climate and ecological emergency.

The spokeswoman said: "XR Highland has also written to Highland Council asking them to divest pension funds from fossil fuel investments."



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