Protest Against Climate Change Set for Saturday at Surf Drive Beach

Surf Drive Beach

FALMOUTH – In a time when protests are a daily occurrence, it’s easy to let a particular message or stance fall to the wayside. One local organization, however, is getting creative while they protest climate change.

Protestors will gather in Falmouth on Saturday to demand local leaders to commit to building a world free of fossil-fuels.

Organizers say the protest will be held at Surf Drive Beach in Falmouth, where local climate activists will deliver speeches before the group lays in the sand to spell out “S.O.S.” with their bodies. An aerial camera will record the group from above, which the group plans to share with local, state and federal political leaders, the news media, and through social media.

The protest is organized by 350 Cape Cod, a local organization intent on “building a statewide social movement to confront the climate crisis, hold politicians accountable, and undermine destructive fossil fuel use.”

Leaders of the group say “it’s time to repower our communities with clean, renewable energy from the sun, earth, wind, and water.”

“Here on Cape Cod – where we live with the constant reminder of sea level rise and climate disruption – we will gather to send an unmistakable, urgent message to our elected leaders: S.O.S.! It’s time to Sink Or Swim – With real leadership now,” 350 Cape Cod said in a statement.

Protest organizers expect those participating to arrive at 9:30 a.m. with speeches beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by the demonstration in the sand.

By TIM DUNN, News Center

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