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Dublin Gears Up For A Week Of Climate Action Demonstrations

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05:46 6 Oct 2019


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Climate action protesters are starting a "week of disruption" across the capital tomorrow in an effort to get the government to take urgent and radical action to tackle the climate crisis.

Extinction Rebellion is behind the demonstrations.

Protesters say they are prepared to face arrest for acts of civil disobedience.

Business group Dublin Town said that protesters are targeting the wrong people.

CEO Richard Guiney says there are better ways for protesters to get their point across.

He said, " There are very constructive ways of engaging with the rest of society and bringing them with you.

"If people are prevented from getting to their place of work or going about their daily business, then I think this will just create a division that is unnecessary."

However, Extinction Rebellion Spokesperson Dr Ciarán O'Carroll disagrees.

He says, "We'll be taking over a specially selected part of the city centre where we can cause maximum disruption to the powers that be and try to cause minimum disruption to the average day-to-day commuter.

He added, "This is very much targeted on the people who have the power to change things."

Mr Guiney pointed to the success of the recent School Strike 4 Climate Action.

10,000 children across the country marched against climate change without interfering with people's lives.

Dr O'Carroll said that the children are leading this movement.

He said, "The school strikers need no lesson from us on the climate emergency they are absolutely leading this, they are at the front of it."

The details of planned protests and acts of civil disobedience have not been released to the public.

It is believed protesters will gather at the Dáil at noon tomorrow to begin a week of demonstrations.

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