Dozens of civil society groups to stand with Extinction Rebellion for days of protest at Houses of Parliament

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NHS Workers Say No and Public and Commercial Services Union, one of the UK’s largest, among dozens of groups forming alliance with climate movement

NHS workers, trade unionists, anti-racism campaigners and climate activists will stand together in their thousands next month to protest the UK government’s apathetic and failed response to tackle interlocking crises, The Independent can reveal today.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) has called on 100,000 people to join days of demonstration dubbed “The Big One” at the Houses of Parliament in London from 21 to 24 April.

On Monday, the event received a major boost after dozens of groups, representing a diverse cross-section of society and interests, confirmed their participation.

XR said it would focus on “attendance over arrest and relationships over roadblocks” to call for the UK government to adequately address a multitude of interwoven crises – climate change, the cost of living, attacks on democratic norms, and the shredding of essential public services.

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