Red Rebels perform in support of Deputy’s green-lane proposition

PROTESTERS who call themselves the Red Rebels presented an art performance on Saturday ahead of today’s debate on the closure of green lanes to vehicles, except for essential travel.

TRENTON SQUARE CLIMATE CHANGE PICTURE : SIMON LANGLOIS. NOP SUPPLIED..Picture: SIMON LANGLOIS. (28820839)
TRENTON SQUARE CLIMATE CHANGE PICTURE : SIMON LANGLOIS. NOP SUPPLIED..Picture: SIMON LANGLOIS. (28820839)

The group of eight moved through town to show support for Deputy Rob Ward’s proposition and chose two locations to draw attention to the issue of global warming and concerns about the finance sector investing in 'fossil fuel' companies. The performances began in Trenton Square in the Finance Centre before moving to Artist Ian Rolls’ climate-stripe mural by the Underpass.

The protesters then placed their hands on the artwork to show their concern about the rate of global warming.

Picture: SIMON LANGLOIS. (28820847)

The Red Rebels are an offshoot movement of Extinction Rebellion, which campaigns to draw attention to environmental and social issues.

Part of Deputy Ward’s proposition aims to restrict motor vehicle use of green lanes to essential traffic and give pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders priority on the routes. If approved, the proposals would see a relaunch of the green-lane network, extending it to all parishes. Under the current scheme, Jersey’s green lanes have a speed limit of 15mph and motorists are advised to avoid using them if possible.

Deputy Ward’s proposition would create a stricter enforcement framework and tighter rules for the use of green lanes, and would aim to introduce those changes within the first three months of 2021.

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