By c.washbourne, on 18 October 2019
Cardboard flames have been erected around the plinth, representing the incipient danger posed by the global ‘climate crisis’. Washing around the base of the column, a tide of colour against the flames, are groups of people waving flags. A little further on, blocking each of the entrances to one of London’s busiest roundabouts, small groups stand firm with banners in the equally persistent autumn drizzle. Dancing in the street, samba drums in the distance. It is Monday 7 October 2019. A Rebellion has begun.