Bromsgrove bee action

Extinction rebellion supporters swarmed Bromsgrove High Street on Saturday April 24th to call on Worcestershire County Council to declare a climate emergency.

Many of the activists dressed as bees to highlight the environmental threat to the species and our heavy reliance on them to provide food and pollinate plants.

Two supporters also carried a giant model of the earth on a stretcher through the High street to show the diminishing health of the planet.

A spokeswoman for the group addressed shoppers by the Houseman statue, calling on voters to support candidates prioritising climate action. She said: “The current County Council only aims to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. We cannot afford to wait another 30 years if we want to avoid extreme climate change that threatens our very existence as a species.”

“We are Extinction Rebellion, and we will not stand idly by while irresponsible politicians continue to threaten all our children’s futures.”

After the speech, supporters fell to the ground symbolising the threat to life before continuing their protest.