Thousands asked this Saturday (6) Immediate Action To combat the ongoing climate injustice (which brings together the climate crisis and social issues) in Glasgow, a city in Scotland, where it takes place until the 12th. COP26Which countries followed the Paris Agreement have your discussion regulation.
Organized by the Coalition COP26, which brings together over 100 entities, the march covered a distance of nearly 4 km in incessant rain, strong wind and a thermal sensation that did not exceed 8º Celsius.
Organizers said more than 200,000 people attended; British Police do not provide estimates and no independent assessment has been made. The march took approximately three hours to reach Glasgow Green Park, where speeches and musical performances were held.
Thus as the act of eve, from Friday for Future, a network of which Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is a part, “Out, Bolsonaro!” slogans were being raised. on stage and in the audience.
In the act this Saturday, protesters on the sidewalk also drew a chorus against the president of Brazil, who has been criticized by civil society organizations for persecuting indigenous leaders.
In addition to youth groups and environmentalists already participating in Friday’s demonstration, Saturday’s march brought together trade unionists, pacifists, feminists, black movements, indigenous groups, left-wing political parties, religious, Scottish independence movements, party politicians brought. Saag, a group of scientists, doctors and teachers.
Under the umbrella of “climate justice”, protesters criticized COP26 leaders and negotiators for not doing enough to stop global warming to a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial period set in the Paris Agreement.
All representatives of the group, who spoke at the end of March, said that the COP delegation was precisely the people who provoked the climate crisis and defended change “in the system”: one of the main goals was consumerism.
From this Sunday the Coalition COP26 will promote a parallel conference, called the People’s Summit, “from the bottom up” to discuss solutions to the crisis.