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Activists stage unusual protest by playing dead on the ground

Activists stage unusual protest by playing dead on the ground

Image source: © Extinction Rebellion / Instagram
Natalia Witulska,
02.02.2024 15:00

Extinction Rebellion Amsterdam, a Dutch activist group, has planned a unique protest on the 5th of February. According to their plan, when a siren goes off in the city, the activists will play dead to raise awareness about the climate crisis.

An Instagram post from Extinction Rebellion Amsterdam on Thursday, 1 February, encouraged people to join their climate protest in the Dutch capital. The activists are organising the protest to raise awareness of climate change.

Playing dead to raise awareness

Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion Amsterdam are calling on people to join them at a protest on Monday. On Instagram, they want to remind everyone that the environmental crisis is not a made-up or temporary problem. They emphasise that time is running out, and immediate action must be taken.

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"Every first Monday of the month, the air siren sounds in the Netherlands. Each month, we want to stress that the climate and ecological crisis is NOT a test but an emergency. It is vital to take action now to bring CO2 emissions down to zero and to halt the loss of biodiversity," reads the post by Dutch climate activists.

"This Climate alarm action in Amsterdam will take place on Monday February 5th. We will meet at 11:45 at the statue of Spinoza by the Gemeentehuis (Amstel 2). This is a non-disruptive, short action which is open to anyone," the activists' post further reads.

"This action is a die-in: at the sound of the alarm, we fall to the ground and lie as though dead for several minutes, then we rise again. There is a short speech to explain our action. It’s useful to take something soft/warm to lie on and to dress for the weather," the activists wrote.

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