On Friday, Oct. 11, I attended the final day of the Extinction Rebellion protest in Paris. The Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses civil disobedience to spread awareness about mass extinction and minimize the risk of social collapse. The movement compels government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss and the risk of social and ecological collapse. Protests have been held throughout October in countries across the world.

Taking the protests to the next level, many of the protestors slept in tents in the heart of Paris, Place du Chatelet — a public square near the river Seine — that they took over for the week. I went on the last day to see the aftermath of the event and find out, “What is left when the revolution is over?”

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