A group of activists stormed the premiere of Star Wars: Skywalker Ascension in London on Wednesday to protest against global warming. Protesters, who were characterized as franchise characters, took over the red carpet for a few seconds, carrying posters.
According to the Mirror, the demonstration participants are members of a group called “Extinction Rebellion” and also Star Wars fans concerned about climate change and its consequences for the planet.
After being able to get past the fans' area at the Star Wars preview, they lay on the red carpet and showed their posters. On one of them was written: “Help us, Hollywood. You are our only hope, ”asking the film industry to help protect the environment. But it wasn't long before they were removed by the security guards.
Watch the video of the act:
What motivated the protest
Activist Alfie Warren-Knight, one of the protesters, said after the act that they wanted to call on filmmakers to use their influence to help people around the world understand the serious climate problem facing Earth.
In a press release, the protester wrote: “During the World Government Summit in Dubai, Harrison ford said we are dealing with the biggest moral crisis of our times. ”
He then made a request: “The film industry needs to use its influence and narrative powers to help people around the world understand the urgency of this situation and spread the message and public discussion about climate and ecological emergencies before it's too late. ”
At the end of the text, he states that cinema can inspire people to unite against the “Evil Empire of Ecocidal Companies”, referring to companies that contribute to the destruction of the environment.
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