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Extinction Rebellion: Dublin activists block Irish parliament gates

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Environmental activists protesting outside the Irish parliament buildings in Dublin have said they were prepared to be arrested for their cause.


They held a sit-down protest outside Leinster House on Tuesday evening.
Gardaí (Irish police) formed a barrier between the Extinction Rebellion activists and the gates of the building to allow politicians to leave.


Activists calling for urgent action on climate change are protesting in cities around the world, according to BBC.


The farmers joining Extinction Rebellion
About 200 environmental activists took part in a separate rally at the city's Garden of Remembrance.


Extinction Rebellion called on the Irish government to live up to its "moral and political obligation" to adopt a "budget for climate justice".

 

Among other things they want to see "adequate funding" for bus and cycle lanes and "greater priority given to these modes of transport".


They also called for meaningful measures to reduce fossil fuel emissions to zero by 2030.


Earlier on Tuesday postcards with legal advice and the name of a legal firm were handed out to the activists on Kildare Street.


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