Extinction Rebellion set to bring Dublin to a standstill as part of week-long worldwide protest
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Extinction Rebellion set to bring Dublin to a standstill as part of week-long worldwide protest

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS have descended on Dublin as part of a worldwide protest being organisation by Extinction Rebellion.

As many as 60 different cities across the world are set to experience significant disruption as part of the activist group’s “Rebellion Week”.

Dublin is among the cities being targeted for what the group are describing as a “festival of civil disobedience”.

Protesters are set to meet outside of the Dáil at midday before heading to several protest sites across the Irish capital. The location of these sites remains a closely guarded secret.

More than 1,000 people are reportedly then set to join protestors as part of a “Climate Walk” starting at 1pm.

A makeshift camp is also being built in the city centre featuring a variety of climate related activities.

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The “Climate Walk” is being described as a "very visual and noisy parade" featuring colourful banners, costumes and a "large pink sailing boat".

Dublin City Council is working closely with public transport operators and the Gardai to try and minimise any disruption.

While it’s unclear how much traffic disruption will occur, Extinction Rebellion’s previous protests have proven effective at bringing key areas to a near standstill.

Similar protests are expected to take place in London and Paris while action has already begun in Auckland and Sydney.

In Sydney several hundred protesters staged a sit-in on a busy road in the Australian capital.