Extinction Rebellion demonstration in Portsmouth cancelled this weekend due to tier three restrictions

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have been forced to postpone a demonstration due to new coronavirus restrictions.
Portsmouth Extinction Rebellion pictured on 25 June 2020.

Picture: Habibur RahmanPortsmouth Extinction Rebellion pictured on 25 June 2020.

Picture: Habibur Rahman
Portsmouth Extinction Rebellion pictured on 25 June 2020. Picture: Habibur Rahman

The Southsea branch of Extinction Rebellion (XR) have scrapped a planned protest outside the Barclays Bank in Commercial Road, in Portsmouth, which was due to take place tomorrow (Saturday 19).

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Selma Heimedinger, from XR Southsea, said: 'As Portsmouth has been put into tier three, this action is postponed until next year when it is safe for us to protest.'

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The group had claimed the British company is adding to the climate crisis by investing in fossil fuels.

Selma added: ‘By investing in environmentally destructive projects, Barclays are fuelling the climate crisis, and using everyday people’s money to do so.

People deserve to know that their bank is fuelling climate disaster- climate chaos which will impact on children’s future living conditions. They deserve a better option.'

Tier three restrictions come into effect in Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant on Saturday, December 19.

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