No Going Back (UK-Wide) Action – 30th May

Change is now ⏰ Decide Together 👩🏼‍🤝‍👩🏾

In a real Democracy the people must decide on our post covid future, not business and finance.

It’s time for a Citizens Assembly to decide together on how we should live and how we should prepare for further crises so this never happens again.

As part of the coronavirus recovery, we demand a binding Citizens Assembly on how to rebuild our economy, our democracy and our future.

#NoGoingBack #DecideTogether

WHEN? 12 noon on Saturday 30th May for 1 hour

📍 WHERE? Victoria Square, Birmingham

🤓 PREPARE: Black and/or white clothes. Make a white placard around 2 feet by 2 feet (60cm square). Sticking white paper to a cardboard placard is an easy way to make it white. Mark your chosen message in big bold letters on the placard.

📣 MESSAGING SUGGESTIONS

CHANGE IS NOW: DECIDE TOGETHER   ///   NO GOING BACK   ///   EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE, EVERYONE CAN CHANGE   ///  TRUST THE PEOPLE   ///   THIS IS NOT A DRILL    ///  DEEDS NOT WORDS   ///   REFLECT, REBEL, RELINQUISH   ///   MORE OF THIS TO COME   ///   NO MORE BABY STEPS   ///   PREPARE TO CARE   ///   WE ACT IN PEACE   ///   THIS IS CHANGE

🚫 WHAT? Come along, wear a face-mask and gloves, grab an XR sticker for your face-mask and stand strictly 3 metres apart. We will stand still on our spot for around 30 mins to send a message to our leaders – local, regional and national – that this time, we must rebuild for the vulnerable and the strong, the young and the old, for all life, together.

🖐 WHO? Everyone and every part of everyone, standing separated, but united in grief and hope.

🖥️  SOCIAL MEDIA: We will be photographing the action. These photos will be posted to our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at around 2pm using the hashtags #NoGoingBack and #DecideTogether – XR UK Social Media will also share and retweet the best. Please like, comment, retweet and on facebook especially SHARE these photos.

⛑ HEALTH & SAFETY: To attend this action you must agree to strictly follow all government advice on social distancing. Guidelines include: the mandatory wearing of a face mask and gloves, keeping a minimum of 3 metres apart from others, travelling alone to the action, avoiding public transport, avoiding standing face to face, and NOT attending if you have had any covid-19 symptoms in the last 14 days or share a house with someone that does. Only attend the action if you feel fully informed and safe to do so. Be aware of the reputational risk to the movement if guidelines are not clearly adhered to at all times. Ensure all photographs accurately depict the correct distance being kept. Please act with great consideration to avoid pinch points eg. when arriving/departing, parking bikes, taking positions. It is imperative that we protest in a way that does not increase the transmission risk of Covid-19 to the public, or appear as though it may do so. It may be a warm day, please bring sun cream and water.

⛓ LEGAL: This protest will strictly NOT be a gathering. By staying minimum 3 metres apart you will be conducting a solo protest nearby others doing the same.

Read the full legal briefing. 

🌪️ UPDATES: Join the No Going Back UK Telegram chat for updates https://t.me/joinchat/AAAAAFZT52p6oFOpUshEUg

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