- Title: Sea-watch captain joins Extinction Rebellion protest in Paris
- Date: 10th October 2019
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (OCTOBER 10, 2019) (REUTERS) SEA-WATCH CAPTAIN, CAROLA RACKETE, BEING FILMED WITH A SMART PHONE RACKETE USING HER PHONE EXTINCTION REBELLION ACTIVISTS ON STREET XR LOGO, WHICH STANDS FOR EXTINCTION REBELLION, ON BANNER XR ACTIVISTS SITTING (SOUNDBITE) (English) SEA-WATCH 3 CAPTAIN, CAROLA RACKETE, SAYING: "I like to support Paris because Paris, together with Berlin, think is one of the two most important capitals on mainland Europe. And both these countries have very high emissions (of greenhouse gases) and also very high responsibility for what is - they have a lot of power. They really can make changes if they want too, so I think it is very important that we put pressure on the governments, particularly of France and Germany." VARIOUS OF ACTIVISITS SITTING ON STREET, IN FRONT OF POLICE CAR "REBEL FOR LIFE" (in English) WRITTEN WITH CHALK ON PAVEMENT PARIS, FRANCE (OCTOBER 7, 2019) (REUTERS) FLAG PLANTED IN STREET READING "EXTINCTION REBELLION" WOMAN CARRYING AND PUTTING DOWN HAYSTACK PROTESTERS LYING DON ON PAVEMENT PROTESTERS BUILDING HUT PROTESTERS HANGING BANNER THAT READS "CITIZENS ASSEMBLY" IN BETWEEN TRAFFIC LIGHTS
- Embargoed: 24th October 2019 17:50
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0IMTDZ
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- Story Text: German boat captain Carole Rackete joined French protesters from the Extinction Rebellion movement as they expanded their blockade in central Paris on Thursday (October 10).
Rackete, 31, captain of a migrant rescue ship, was arrested in Italy last June for resisting a military boat after being denied permission to dock. She was later released.
Activists from the environmental movement Extinction Rebellion have been blocking Chatelet square and some commercial streets in central Paris since Monday (October 7), demanding an end to the current economic model which they say is a threat to humanity's future.
The Police have not expelled the activists, who have been sleeping in tents. On Wednesday (October 9), the activists blocked access to clothes stores, banks and fast-food restaurants.
The global organisation launched a two-weeks-long "international rebellion", with actions in several countries including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Australia.
(Production: Martin Esposito)
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