Extinction Rebellion decorates the Manneken Pis in climate protest

Extinction Rebellion decorates the Manneken Pis in climate protest
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Wouter Mouton, an activist from the Extinction Rebellion movement, has unveiled a banner in front of the Manneken Pis statue in Brussels, accusing political leaders of "pissing away our future."

On Tuesday, a Flemish from the Extinction Rebellion group, chained themselves to the Manneken Pis statue in order to denounce the "consequences of the systematic and criminal neglect" of Belgium's climate policy.

The statue, covered with a mask of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo's face, was also decorated with a banner with the phrase "pissing away our future" on it.

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This is not the first time the group, who wanted to show their disillusion with the lack of concrete action on climate change, protested in front of the Belgian's capital landmark. Their last protest in front of the statue dates back to 2019.

The climate activists that their protest also followed the World Overshoot Day, the day on which resources generated by our planet in a year were already fully consumed, fell in March this year.

Adding that "the ecological footprint of the average Belgian is more than four times larger than what is acceptable with the available resources."


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