The naff symbolism of modern eco-protest

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Articles, Spiked

Protesters in fancy dress, vandalising monuments, know nothing about the issues they want to raise awareness of.

Earlier this month, activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) poured red paint on the steps of Trafalgar Square and threw luminous green ink into its fountains. The colours, representing ‘ecocide’ (green) and genocide (red), were intended to raise awareness about the impact of Covid-19 on indigenous Brazilian people.

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