By Susanne Jones
On Good Friday local Red Rebels visited the Darling Baarka Convoy at Pooncarie. The convoy is drawing attention to the plight of the Darling Baarka River. Despite the water arriving from the northern rains, the river – still controlled by weirs and gates – remains unnavigable.
The Red Rebels of the Extinction Rebellion represent the sorrow and loss of the natural habitat due to human mismanagement and climate change.
The mysterious, red-robed figures move in mesmerising unison, do not speak, and mime anguish, pain and sorrow. They are part of an international movement to bring attention to climate change.
The arrival of the Red Rebels at Pooncarie on Friday drew attention to the Convoy, the plight of the river and climate change. Tuesday Browell, one of the Convoy organisers said, “the surprise visit gave much-needed encouragement to the Convoy”.
The Convoy arrives in Wentworth on 29 April 2022.