Non-violent direct action (NVDA) is central to the Extinction Rebellion movement. Anyone can engage in NVDA as long as they adhere to the XR Principles and Values.

Here are some things you may want to consider before engaging in direct action, as well as supporting resources.


Before attending an action or protest, it’s crucial that you are informed about your rights as a protester and the possible consequences of arrest.

Take a look at some information on what having a criminal record might mean in terms of future employment and other possible concerns.


Wellbeing is at the heart of Extinction Rebellion and its important to learn the facts and skills on how to support yourself and one another during an action.

We've got a wealth of resources for wellbeing during actions, and further reading and templates for regen documents.


The Art Group makes sure that we are recognisable and make an impact.

Anyone can produce art of all kinds to spread the word about XR - and we have lots of ready made resources available to anyone who wants to use them to spread the word.

Media and Platforms

We are using media and online platforms to make people aware of the climate crisis and its dire consequences, and spreading the word about the amazing rebels resisting the catastrophe we face.

If you'd like to write for the website, or help with online social media in any way, our resources pack will help to get you started.

Structure of XR

Extinction Rebellion is a decentralised and autonomous movement, meaning that anyone can act in its name as long as they adhere to the XR Principles and Values.

There are lots of active rebels in Manchester and many ways that you can get involved, either through your local group or through a central working group.