One Big Ben Thing: Extinction Rebellion Activist Scales Parliament’s Famous Clock Tower

A tree surgeon protesting inaction on climate change by the British government on Friday climbed the scaffolding surrounding Big Ben in a costume dressed as Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and unfurled a rainbow flag that read “No Pride on a dead planet.”   He has a point there.  The climate activist group the Extinction Rebellion took credit for the stunt in a tweet.  The climber, Ben Atkinson, said on Facebook, according to The Hill:

“Gone and done it… Extinction Rebellion. Here to stay,” he posted.  And continued: “We got the declaration of climate emergency last time. Now perhaps, please Boris [Johnson], you’re struggling to navigate Brexit let alone work our way out of the sixth mass extinction event.”

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