We're absolutely delighted to bring you our interview with Indigo Rumbelow, part of the campaigns team at Extinction Rebellion. Indigo has been a part of a number of civil disobedience campaigns in the UK and she tells us all about her experiences. We're really grateful for Indigo stepping in at the last minute when she found out Robin Boardman could no longer make it. We'll let Indigo introduce herself!
How did you start doing protests and why and what motivated and inspired you?
approachable_panther, Manor Park Primary Academy and sceptical_rock, Preston Manor School
What is the largest Extinction Rebellion protest to take place in the UK and when did it happen?
extraordinary_cymbals, Penketh Primary School
April 2019 was the first time Extinction Rebellion became a word that everyone had heard about. We blocked Waterloo Bridge ...with a stage and a garden of trees... and had a pink boat at Oxford Circus, and we had a camp at Marble Arch!Indigo Rumbelow
Do you think that the protest has to be disruptive or violent for your voice to be heard and do small protests make a change?
daring_forest, Willowtown Community Primary School
How do you think Extinction Rebellion's protests are impacting society?
comfortable_chemistry, Michael Faraday School
Have you ever had a counter-group or resistance to your protests, and if so, how did you tackle them?
reflective_artic_fox, Hammond Junior School
Bonus question: What's it like to be arrested on a protest?
Tom @ the BNC
It can be quite scary and quite a difficult experience but if you know what's going to happen then you're going to feel a bit more calm if it does happenIndigo Rumbelow
A big thank you to Indigo for such brilliant answers!
- Which answer did you learn the most from?
- Did anything surprise you?
- How important is the work of Extinction Rebellion?
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