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Wake up, Rise up / Sounding the Alarm

Raising the alarm on climate emergency (could be expanded for a March/protest or next rebellion)

  • Rebels gather outside at specific time and location dressed in nightware , pyjamas, nighties, dressing gowns, night caps, etc carrying alarm clocks.
  • Carry placards painted with alarm clocks (wakey wakey) and eyes ( open and closed/ awake/ asleep)
  • At a specific time the alarm clocks will be wound up and ring sounding the alarm for people to wake up to climate crisis.
  • Action can be repeated over and over throughout a march or at a static location

This type of protest has a long and colourful history and has was used at a large scale by XR's Deep Water campaign during their Call the Alarm action in the run up to COP 26.


To add a slightly spicier element choose a location where this action might be disruptive, eg. Government or council offices, outside your local BBC office etc.

You can also add louder and more eye catching elements such as domestic smoke alarms, smokeflares and/or a die in.