The ban is in reaction to the environmental movements ongoing protests against the climate crisis, launched on 7 October in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world.
The aim of the protests, dubbed Autumn Uprising is to disrupt operations in the worlds capitals so as to denounce governments inaction against the climate crisis. However, following demonstrations in Londons financial centre, the police issued the ban, citing severe disruptions.
XR is doing something quite remarkable. Without firing a shot and without financing to start its campaign, it has impacted average citizens around the world. It appeals to societys elemental sense of right versus wrong. The truth is their mantra. It resonates with people that have turned cynical, as world leaders, especially in English-speaking countries, have abused the long-standing privilege of honoring the truth. Rather, the world hangs by a thread of lies and deception, which is tenuous leadership.
We fully acknowledge that we perpetuate the same systems we are trying to change and we own that. Lots of work is happening and lots more needs to happen on this front.