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G7 protesters on why they’re taking to Cornwall’s streets and beaches leads tomorrow’s digital front page

G7 protesters on why they’re taking to Cornwall’s streets and beaches leads tomorrow’s digital front page.

For anyone watching at a distance, what happened next may have looked like an early morning campfire, but the flames that appeared next to the group weren’t burning firewood, but a small wooden boat.

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G7 protesters on why they’re taking to Cornwall’s streets and beaches leads tomorrow’s digital front page

Dressed up as Boris Johnson and a fossil fuel executive, the two people pushed the burning boat into the water while another stood taking pictures.

Engineered by Ocean Rebellion, a sea-focused arm of Extinction Rebellion, the demonstration was a protest against the UK government’s failure to act appropriately on climate change, says Rob Higgs, a local artist and co-founder of the organisation.

NationalWorld’s environment correspondent Sarah Wilson spoke to the G7 protesters to find out why they’re taking to Cornwall’s streets and beaches.

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