This is a Stretch and Challenge post - it asks you to read a newspaper article and give your opinions based on what you read.
Earlier this month The Guardian reported that "more than 1,000 people who took part in environmental direct action organised by Extinction Rebellion have been taken to court in what experts say is one of the biggest crackdowns on protest in British legal history."
This has caused debate and disagreement for many reasons. Some people think they should face justice for breaking the law, whilst others are more sympathetic because Extinction Rebellion are trying to change the world for the better. Others might agree with their cause, but think they are protesting in the wrong way.
Have a go at the questions below to stretch your thinking:
- Why has this made the news?
- What do you think about this - should people protesting about climate change be taken to court?
- What questions would you like to ask other people in the Burnet News Club about this?
Add your comments below and remember to back up your opinion with reasons!