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Angel Hill in Bury Edmunds came to a standstill following Extinction Rebellion's Jen Tooke-Marchant's COP26 protest



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A major route in Bury St Edmunds became gridlocked earlier today as an Extinction Rebellion member sat in the road protesting COP26 pledges.

Jen Tooke-Marchant, 36, sat in the road on Angel Hill with a sign that read 'COP 26 Pledges = Emission Increase" at 11 am to highlight what Extinction Rebellion sees as inadequate measures emerging from the climate change conference.

"COP 26 is failing to reduce emissions and letting down those living in the Global South, who are already suffering from the effects," said Jen.

Jen Tooke-Marchant protesting COP26 pledges.
Jen Tooke-Marchant protesting COP26 pledges.

She hoped her peaceful protest made people think about how the pledges impact the wider world.

The Global South refers to Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

During the protest she received verbal abuse from passers-by.

Jen Tooke-Marchant protesting COP26 pledges.
Jen Tooke-Marchant protesting COP26 pledges.

A police officer spoke to Jen about her protest.

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