Green Party candidate: I would ‘absolutely’ get arrested again to challenge climate change

The activist was dragged away in a police van on Tuesday night but soon released.

A Green Party London Assembly who was arrested at Tuesday’s Extinction Rebellion protest has told Left Foot Forward he would get arrested again to keep climate change on the agenda.

Zack Polanski called on both Labour and the Green Party to go further on climate change, backing bold moves for a ‘zero carbon’ Britain in the next decade.

Speaking from Waterloo Bridge – which is being occupied as part of the latest wave of direct action by Extinction Rebellion – Polanski told this site that Britain needs a ‘Green New Deal’:

Around 300 people have so far been arrested as part of Extinction Rebellion protests in the UK, with more arrests expected on Wednesday night.

Josiah Mortimer is Editor of Left Foot Forward. Follow him on Twitter.

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One Response to “Green Party candidate: I would ‘absolutely’ get arrested again to challenge climate change”

  1. Tom Sacold

    If you break the law you risk getting nicked.
    We need a strong ‘three strikes and you’r out’ rule so that repeat offenders are locked up for a long time.

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