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Extinction Rebellion march through streets of York

Sunday, 11 February 2024 17:38

By Will Harris

They were demanding that action is taken to protect York’s rivers against being polluted.

Last Saturday Extinction Rebellion led a protest across York. They were demanding that action be taken to protect York’s rivers against being polluted.

The protest also included representatives from Friends of the Earth, York Environment Forum and others. Some of those taking part dressed like cleaners or held paddles, while others carried banners saying ‘Yorkshire Water Stop Ducking Your Responsibility’.

Other banners marked the fact that ‘In 2022 the River Ouse was polluted by sewage on 1,656 occasions’. Last month, Yorkshire Water said it was planning to spend £170K to` improve two storm overflows in York which would reduce overflows into both the Foss and Ouse.

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