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Extinction Rebellion (XR) march across Whitstable seafront and call on MP Rosie Duffield to demand government action over climate change

Extinction Rebellion (XR) have marched along a seafront today to deliver a letter to an MP.

The group in Whitstable have called on Rosie Duffield to demand the government tackles climate change.

Protestors from Whitstable XR gather on the beach. Picture: Bernadette Fisher / Twitter
Protestors from Whitstable XR gather on the beach. Picture: Bernadette Fisher / Twitter

Protestors began the slow march from the RNLI station to the West Beach tennis courts.

They were met by Charlotte Cornell, a representative for Ms Duffield, who received the letter.

The group asked those marching to observe social distancing rules and to wear face masks.

The march comes as people have flocked to the coast to bask in the sunshine across Kent today.

XR have called on Ms Duffield to "tell the truth to the government".

Charlotte Cornell receives the letter from Whitstable XR. Picture: Rosie Duffield / Twitter
Charlotte Cornell receives the letter from Whitstable XR. Picture: Rosie Duffield / Twitter

The letter claims government "inaction" over climate change is a "threat to civilisation".

It states: "The world is heating and the breakdown of our climate has begun. Extreme weather events are having devastating impacts on agriculture and destroying homes, costing taxpayers billions and leaving millions of people in need of humanitarian aid.

"Rising temperatures, rising sea levels and droughts will render vast tracts of land uninhabitable through flooding and desertification, putting food supplies at risk.

"Society will move into civil unrest and ultimately war, raising the terrifying possibility of societal collapse."

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