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For Immediate Release Thursday November 27th, 2019

Extinction Rebellion Vancouver to Stage Funeral Procession for our Future through Downtown Vancouver

Thursday, November 27th, 2019 - VANCOUVER - Extinction Rebellion is inviting all Vancouver residents to a funeral service for the future of our planet, our ecosystems, and for the lives lost in the climate crisis. The event will commence with a funeral procession starting from Art Phillips Park at 1 P.M.

The funeral procession will snake its way through the streets and malls of downtown Vancouver, and conclude with a wake at Robson and Thurlow. Members of Extinction Rebellion Vancouver will be prepared for, and expecting arrest for this disruption.

“On Black Friday, hundreds of activists will take to the commercial districts in the heart of downtown dressed in black. This solemn demonstration of grief will disrupt the business as usual on consumerism’s holiest day. Our goal is to send a strong message to our local and provincial government that they need to start offering more than nice words in this climate crisis, or prepare for mass non-violent civil disobedience.” said Grace Grignon, spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion Vancouver

Friday’s action is part of a fast-growing movement across the world. There were 98 strikes for Canada’s national strike on Friday, May 3, 2019 and 104 events across Canada on the May 24th global strike. From September 20th to the 27th over 1,000,000 Canadians participated in climate strikes in 245 communities across Canada.

On November 29th, Vancouver will join with over 3000 communities across the world striking to demand politicians not only listen to the voices of the people but act on the three key demands of Extinction Rebellion.


For more information, or to arrange an interview with a spokesperson contact: Stefan Avlijas: Press Liaison | phone: 778-833-2667 | email:

About Extinction Rebellion Vancouver

Extinction Rebellion is a global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.

Extinction Rebellion’s three demands: