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Extinction Rebellion activist goes on hunger strike

Topless Extinction Rebellion activist, 31, goes on hunger strike until Boris Johnson ‘addresses her group’s demands on climate change’

  • Laura Amherst, 31, told followers she was planning to go on a hunger strike
  • Mum-of-one said she would not eat until Boris Johnson ‘addresses Extinction Rebellion’s demands on climate change’
  • Ms Amherst became famous for her topless protests on the streets of London
  • In an Instagram video she said she was ‘prepared to die’ for climate justice


A topless Extinction Rebellion protester has said she will go on hunger strike until Boris Johnson addresses the group’s demands on climate change

Laura Amherst, 31, filmed herself demanding action from the Prime Minister, telling him that she does not believe the government is doing enough to stop the ‘climate emergency’.

The mum-of-one from Brighton said that she felt it was important to do more for her child’s future, and that she was even ‘prepared to die’ for the cause.

Taking the appeal a step further, Laura declared she wouldn’t eat anything more until the government acts on a letter she had sent to Downing Street.

Topless Extinction Rebellion protester Laura Amherst, 31, has said she will go on hunger strike until Boris Johnson addresses the group’s demands on climate change

‘I have been thinking about this for a couple of weeks,’ said Laura. 

‘Basically I have made the decision to not eat anymore food until Boris Johnson actually addresses this letter and XR’s demands.

‘Now I known this is going to be extremely dangerous for me, I’m scared and nervous for myself but I have to do all that I can and I have been thinking about this for a couple of weeks.

‘This is going to sound so dramatic but I’m prepared to die for this.

‘It’s really hard because I have a child but I have to do all I can and she has a good family around her, a good father and she’ll be well protected, well loved and well looked after.’

The mum-of-one from Brighton said that she felt it was important to do more for her child's future, and that she was even 'prepared to die' for the cause

The mum-of-one from Brighton said that she felt it was important to do more for her child’s future, and that she was even ‘prepared to die’ for the cause

Laura, who has the nickname Climate Tits, has gained an online following for appearing topless at Extinction Rebellion marches

Laura, who has the nickname Climate Tits, has gained an online following for appearing topless at Extinction Rebellion marches

Laura, who has the nickname Climate Tits, has gained an online following for appearing topless at Extinction Rebellion marches.

She has also set up an OnlyFans page and pledge to donate 75 per cent of her earnings from the topless content to Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace, and an animal rescue charity.

She expected to make around £18,000 last month on the page. 

But the student has now called on her 18,000 Instagram followers to share her video and letter to draw attention to her hunger strike.

She said: ‘I need this to go viral because it is one of the most important videos of our time with the most important information in it.

‘It affects all of us and if we don’t do something, we are going to become extinct.

‘We really need to do this. I’m risking my life to get this out there and get Boris to take it seriously.’

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