Climate change protesters from Extinction Rebellion took their demands to the doors of County Hall on Wednesday – and their efforts continue into the second day today.
A camp appeared on the edge of council grounds beside Topsham Road in Exeter at 6am on Wednesday (September 15) with a number of tents being pitched on the grass verge – and the protesters are expected to remain there until Friday.
The small group of campaigners hope that their numbers grow over the coming days, with the hope that hundreds more passionate about the climate will join their cause.
The encampment is the first part of a series of actions directed at the council which has pension fund investments of over £150 million in fossil fuel companies including Shell, BP and Exxon Mobil.
This is despite the council lauding its own climate change credentials by declaring a climate emergency over two years ago.
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