On Friday 19th of July, Luton marked the 100th anniversary of the Peace Day Riots. We marked the occasion by processing down George Street to call on the council to declare a climate emergency.
This was XR Luton’s first action together.
Around 40 people joined the action at its peak, as we stood outside the town hall for a moment of silence. Drums and chants then accompanied our march up the street, as we gave out flyers and talked to those out and about on what was a very rainy day. We paused outside Barclays Bank, a notorious funder of fossil fuels projects, and a delegation went in to talk to the manager. Ending back at the town hall, we collected signatures on a giant card that will be presented to the council.
We are grateful for the support of XR in Hitchin and Bedford, who supported the action, and for the loan of the big banner from Bedford.