Extinction Rebellion Had a Cosplay Climate Change Protest at the Star Wars Premiere

By Shabana Arif on at

Protestors from the Bristol contingent of Extinction Rebellion stormed the red carpet with the efficacy of a bunch of stormtroopers.

After donning their Star Wars cosplay, a handful of protestors rushed onto a portion of the red carpet and proceeded to lie down in a haphazard pile. As expected, they were met with the usual hostility their presence seems to elicit when they make a nuisance of themselves.

A spokesperson from Extinction Rebellion said it "only lasted a few moments" after which they were "peacefully removed". I'm sure the film industry will sit up and listen now that a small group of Star Wars-themed protesters had a lie down on a bit of carpet for a few minutes. I don't know who's in charge of thinking up strategies over there, but they are knocking it out of the park.

Who could forget the impeccably planned and executed tube protest that targeted people just trying to get to work; the biggest offenders of all some might say. Why plan a protest that involves research and travel to highlight actual giant corporations who are playing silly buggers with the environment, when you can go and inconvenience people who have as much control over the planet as you do? Stunning levels of genius at play. Can't wait to see what their strategist cooks up next. [Independent]