‘Tick tock Taoiseach’: The best scenes from Dublin's Extinction Rebellion protests

A pink sailing boat was at the centre of the first day of protests

Extinction Rebellion Ireland is planning a series of unannounced “direct actions” and “arrestable events” aimed at disrupting day-to-day life in Dublin this week to raise awareness about climate change. Video: Kathleen Harris

 

Extinction Rebellion activists in Dublin have begun a week-long campaign of civil disobedience, aimed at pressurising the Government to do more to tackle the climate emergency. The campaign started with a coffin carried from Heuston Station in a funeral march to Government Buildings. A large pink boat with protesters onboard was unveiled at the gates of the Oireachtas, which then travelled up Kildare Street to highlight rising ocean levels. Extinction Rebellion members have also set-up a makeshift “rebel camp” in Merrion Square.
Here are some of the scenes from the #ExtinctionRebellion protests in Dublin today. If you are reading on The Irish Times app, you can view them here.