As G7 leaders meet to discuss the climate crisis, Cornwall’s sleepy villages are coming alive with protesters keen to make their voices heard.
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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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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