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Protesters stage a die-in at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum
Protesters stage a die-in at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museumcourtesy of Twitter/@CCameron_

Extinction Rebellion protesters stage worldwide die-in protests

The activists want to highlight the risk of human extinction

Inspired by the die-in protest at London’s Natural History Museum earlier this week (April 22), activists associated with Extinction Rebellion have staged similar actions across the globe.

The protests have covered ground (literally) in the UK, Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and The Netherlands, disrupting transport hubs, cultural sites, and shopping centres.

At Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum, around 300 activists lay around “Dippy”, the famous diplodocus skeleton replica that’s on a tour of the UK. Signs held by protesters read, “Are we next?” alluding to the possibility of a “6th mass extinction”. Children drew pictures of their favourite endangered animals (which is both adorable and disturbingly poignant).

In the Swedish city of Lund, meanwhile, protesters lay on the rainy cobbles with banners, and in Rome they took to the iconic Spanish Steps for their die-in.