Angry climate change protesters leave children playing in a sea of fake blood after dumping 200 litres of red liquid outside Downing Street
- Around 400 protesters from Extinction Rebellion marched through London
- The fake blood represents the ‘blood of our children’
- The protest group criticises the Government’s environmental inaction
Climate change protesters have poured 200 litres of fake blood outside Downing Street, covering children in the red liquid.
Around 400 members of Extinction Rebellion protesting the Government’s inaction on environmental matters marched from Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square armed with buckets of fake blood.
Police watching the protests did not make any arrests as the protesters wanted to make ‘viscerally clear’ the seriousness of potential ecological dangers.
Climate change protesters descended on Downing Street and poured 200 litres of fake blood on the ground
The blood, representing ‘the blood of our children’ was made of water, food colouring, cornflour and syrup
Extinction Rebellion hold the Government responsible for a lack of action on environmental problems
The blood, made from a mixture of syrup, food colouring, water and cornflour, symbolised the ‘blood of our children’ and Extinction Rebellion hold the Government responsible for ‘sending our children to their deaths’.
The group said they were prepared to risk arrest for the protest.
Paolo, 61, a translator, said: ‘We are here to mourn the loss of life, and for the life that has not yet been born and to protest the injustice of this for future generations.
‘I have no children of my own but I haven’t stopped loving the world.’
Hector, ten, said: ‘Many animals will go extinct if we do not act now.
‘We have invested all our support in the Government. But in our time of need, they have deserted us.’
The group said they were prepared to risk arrest at the protest but police did not detain any protesters
Around 400 protesters marched from Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square to Downing Street
One protester, Hector, ten, said: ‘Many animals will go extinct if we do not act now’
Extinction Rebellion are planning their next protest on April 15 when they plan to blockade the streets of central London
Felix, also ten, said: ‘I am here today because it is my duty and I will be here again and again and again. Until the Government can explain to me why I will have to focus on the death of this planet, and not my own dreams and aspirations.
‘I hope one day that my future children will be able to live a decent life.’
Another child said: ‘All the young people today have been brought up with the promise of a future. And it’s beginning to feel like a bit of a lie.’
Parents concerned for their children’s futures marched with young people to send a ‘viscerally clear’ message to the Government
Extinction Rebellion said: ‘This is the blood of our children, we are saying our children will die if we don’t force the Government to act on climate change’
Extinction Rebellion said: ‘Our actions today show that the Government is sending our children to their deaths through their inaction.’
The group say it is planning a rebellion on April 15 when they will blockade the streets of central London.
They said: ‘This is the blood of our children, we are saying our children will die if we don’t force the Government to act on climate change.
‘The science is done. We are going to experience hell if this is not sorted.’