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Extinction Rebellion’s tour bus in Oxford’s historic Centre

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Oct 12, 2022

EXTINCTION Rebellion's tour bus, 'Make History', stopped in on its journey around the UK.

The aim of the group of ten on the bus is to raise awareness about the climate crisis and how it is linked to the rising cost of living, and encourage people to share their concerns and worries about it.

It stopped in Oxford’s historic Catte street on Tuesday morning (October 11).

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“We've been travelling for three weeks", said Paul Raithby, one of the bus's ten crew.

He added: “We’ve been along the South Coast, up to the Lake District and as far as Aberdeen and Inverness.

“I'm doing this, as a father of two children, because I am seriously concerned about their future.

“The tour has been successful in bringing people together and in some places we have signed up around 50 or 60 people a day."

The group was welcomed by Councillor Susanna Pressel, chair of the Oxfordshire County Council, who said: "Extinction Rebellion are doing fantastic work trying to raise awareness and also suggesting practical things that we can do.

“So please do join Extinction Rebellion – they are wonderful people.”

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Members of Extinction Rebellion Oxford joined the bus group in engaging passers-by in conversation, and other speakers included Pat Carmody, of the UNITE trade union, and Councillor Imogen Thomas, Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford and Climate Justice.

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @Geeharland

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