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Extinction Rebellion group brings environmental protest to Nairn

By Gregor White

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Extinction Rebellion supporters marched through Nairn at the weekend.
Extinction Rebellion supporters marched through Nairn at the weekend.

Protesters dressed as endangered animals took to the streets of Nairn to call for urgent government action on climate change.

The protest by local members of the Extinction Rebellion movement on Saturday included a "funeral march" along the A96 and a "die in" in Nairn High Street.

A spokesman for the XR Nairn group said: "The recent State of Nature report revealed that nearly half of Scotland’s wildlife species have declined.

"We received a positive reaction along the High Street, but local people told us how powerless they felt in the face of climate breakdown."

He added: "This reinforces the fact that government must lead the way on these difficult but vital issues."

Tonight (Monday) XR Nairn will a host a talk on "Heading for Extinction" at 7pm in Nairn Community Centre. Admission free.

An "Introduction to XR" event will be held at the community centre on Tuesday, October 29.

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