CARDIGAN'S Extinction Rebellion group took part in a UK-wide protest - involving more than 100 coastal communities - on Wednesday.

A series of events aimed to draw attention to the serious flooding problems along coastlines and rivers as a result of climate change.

Organisers said they hoped to send a message to the world leaders at the G7 summit in Cornwall that they need to act immediately.

“Behind the fun activities is a more serious message,” said one of the organisers.
“The events are held as part of ‘Make The Wave’ - being organized across Britain and abroad - to draw attention to how climate change is threatening our coastal and river-side communities.

“At the G7 conference, leaders from the world’s seven biggest economies are meeting in Cornwall to discuss taking action on the world’s greatest challenges, focussing on climate change and Covid recovery.

"They need to know that coastal and inland communities are watching and are relying on them to make the right decisions.

“It sends a clear signal, to Boris Johnson and G7 summit delegates representing several billion citizens. People demand immediate action to tackle the climate and ecological emergency.

“The focus is on the resulting rise in sea level, and we are drowning in promises, we demand action now."

In Cardigan, there was an information stall on the Quay, banners, a river installation, and street theatre by Small World Theatre, with a roving lighthouse on a bike.

On Poppit beach, the St Dogmaels sand artist Rachel Shiamh made a stunning large scale sand design, which was filmed from a drone and sent out to the G7 leaders.

There was also an appearance by King Canute as he walked towards the sea from the Lifeboat Station with his rabble of courtiers ‘attempting to hold back the tide.’