Extinction Rebellion Activists Begin ‘Festival Of Civil Disobedience’


Dublin is experiencing traffic chaos today as Extinction Rebellion start their week of protests.

The group has set up blocks around the capital for what they call a “festival of city disobedience”.

They have held a procession from Heuston Station to Government buildings this morning with a coffin bearing an effigy of the earth.

The protesters are calling on the State to address the climate crisis. According to reports, each day there will be a different theme and activity.

As a result of the protest, Dublin Bus has said a number of diversions will be in place “until further notice”. Dublin Bus said in a statement:

“We wish to advise customers that due to a demonstration…Molesworth Street is closed to traffic until further notice. Routes 37, 39/a, 44, 61, 70, 116, 118, 145. Towards Westmoreland Street.”

“Normal route to St. Stephen’s Green, divert via Kildare Street, South Leinster Street and back on to normal route.”