Four months ago, Extinction Rebellion Western Australia's Western Suburbs local group was formed. In that time, Rebels from the area have got to know each other and worked together. They've held a number of arrestable and non-arrestable actions to draw attention to the climate and ecological emergency.
We've had nine arrests in the past six weeks for disruptive acts of civil disobedience. Those Rebels have been through the court system and received fines for their actions. Your support in paying these fines would be greatly appreciated, and will enable us to continue building our civil disobedience movement.
The Festival of Love and Rage
The Festival of Love and Rage was XRWA's major mass action of 2020. Over 300 Rebels gathered to celebrate their love for the planet and rage against the forces actively destroying it. The action brought attention to the climate and ecological emergency and put XRWA back on the radar.
Four Rebels from XRWA Western Suburbs were charged and fined for causing disruption to the CBD at The Festival:
- Rowan, $100
- Gerard, $200 plus $248.70 court costs
- Carmen, $1100 plus $248.70 court costs
- Laraine - Yet to appear in Court
On the 21st of December, XRWA Western Suburbs held a local group action in the CBD, blocking the intersection of Hay and William Streets.
The action was designed to remind the public that the climate crisis doesn't go away at Christmas time. An emphasis was placed on XR's third demand, for a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
Two Rebels were arrested and given fines:
- Polar Bear (Gerard), $200 plus $248.70 court costs
- Mrs Claus (Carmen), $500
Please support our Rebels in paying their fines
Your support enables our local group to continue to sound the alarm on the climate and ecological emergency.
All funds raised will go towards paying fines. The total amount for fines given to date comes to $2846.10. One Rebel is yet to receive their fine for The Festival of Love and Rage. Two Rebels were arrested more recently at an action designed to make clear the link between the climate crisis and the bushfire emergency. Funds raised above $2846.10 will go towards paying these fines. Any additional amount will be held in reserve for future fines.
In love and rage,
XRWA Western Suburbs
- Fern Huck
- Mark Holland
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