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Wynne-Jones, Sophie

Revived by Climate Camp

Before I am tempted to say I am just tired; activist-burn-out would be the technical term.

Swooping for success

Saturday 17 October. 1.03pm. The first tweet comes in on my mobile phone: “The fences are breached. There’s people on top of the coal pile. The Swoop is go!”

Stepping out of line

Surrounded by kit, I sit facing my friends, cheeks burning so red that they suggest I am overtired. I shake my head, avoid eye contact, unsure how to admit my feelings.