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Extinction Rebellion Meets the Natural History Museum London

Extinction Rebellion met yesterday, Tuesday June 18, with Sir Michael Dixon, the director of the Natural History Museum, and his senior staff to ask them to cancel the Petroleum Group Dinner they are hosting.

On Thursday June 20, Extinction Rebellion will be organising a range of creative and non-violent actions at the Museum in protest at the decision to host the Petroleum Group annual dinner under its iconic skeleton of a blue whale, which goes by the nickname of Hope.

As an alternative to the Petroleum Group dinner, at 4.45pm Extinction Rebellion will hold their own family-friendly dinner of Hope outside the museum, with a focus on community, creativity and the renewable energy future our children need.

In a letter to Sir Michael, Extinction Rebellion called on the Museum “to follow where the science leads right now for our planet’s future” saying: “real change begins with telling the truth and taking action”.

Extinction Rebellion will use the meeting to raise three demands of the Natural History Museum:

to cancel the Petroleum Group dinner
to declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency, and
to cut any and all ties with the fossil fuel industry.

Filmed and Edited by: Mati Warwick/Zoe Broughton

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