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Direct action by pressure groups

Mike McCartney

12th April 2021

Extinction Rebellion and breaking windows at the bank

When it comes to examples of direct action by pressure groups, Extinction Rebellion (XR) really are a bunch of people that keep on giving.

I have written a great deal about direct action by pressure groups so far this academic year. So for more examples, as well as in-depth analysis, please see:

There is even a bit on XR here as well:

If you want to know a bit more about the campaign and 'philosophy' behind the Barclays stunt, the most recent video explainer from the group I can find is here.

Mike McCartney

Mike is an experienced A-Level Politics teacher, author and examiner.

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