The climate activism group have been accused of causing chaos for commuters and school kids, and of snarling up ambulances. But in the face of the world’s most urgent crisis, direct and disruptive action might be most effective.
A summer of demos saw anti-everything Covid protestors take to the streets. Is it a sign of classic, but harmless, Great British eccentricity? Or is it a darker oncoming storm of weirdness and worrying rhetoric that we should have seen coming?
Ten years ago, Mark Duggan was killed by the Metropolitan Police, triggering an eruption of riots across the country. Artist Baff Akoto delves into the dawn of digital activism in Britain, reflecting on how it shaped movements like Black Lives Matter.
“The turnout was amazing, we expected 500 people, there were thousands.”