Red Rebels In Oxford

Dressed from head to toe in blood red clothing and veils, the slow moving, mime artists with emotionless faces, often seen around the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations are now commonly known as The Red Rebels.

They are accompanied by supporters handing out leaflets and newspapers explaining the message behind the art, to draw attention to issues of ecological and climate emergency.

It was explained to passers-by that one of the messages was the figures wear red to symbolise the blood of all the animals which have been affected by climate change in the past and will be in the future.

As the group worked their way through ancient buildings of learning and past modern buildings selling fast fashion they were greeted by mixed reactions.

There were nods and smiles of support, but also mumbles of annoyance.

Some people stopped and asked for explanations, while others plainly didn’t want to be educated.


About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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2 Responses to Red Rebels In Oxford

  1. They are very impressive and I imagine some people are unsettled by them. Perhaps the unsettled are also the moaners?

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