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Monasterevin Granny Going On Hunger Strike For Climate Action

Photo credit: Facebook/Extinction Rebellion Ireland

She says calls for action have fallen on deaf ears.

The strike is part of a week-long global action by the activism group.

A Kildare grandmother says she's been left with no choice but to go on hunger strike over government inaction on climate change.

78 year-old Patricia Devlin from Monasterevin is protesting outside the Dáil this afternoon, as part of a week of global action by Extinction Rebellion.

She'll be holding large photographs of her grandchildren and a ‘Climate Hunger Strike’ poster, as well as a copy of a letter sent to Minister Richard Bruton asking for him to meet with Extinction Rebellion to discuss their demands.

She says anxious about the future of our planet and, particularly, the legacy she's leaving for her grandchildren.

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