Massive march in Great Britain for climate justice (+ Photo)

In London, a motley wave of students, workers, pacifists, political party activists and environmentalists made their way from the Bank of England in the financial district to central Trafalgar Square.

At the head of the demonstration, a large canvas warns: “The era of fossil fuel financing is over! Climate justice now!”

A young woman who carried a banner advocating “system change, not climate change,” and who preferred not to be named, told Prensa Latina that it was time for world leaders to listen to our demands.

Demonstrations also took place in Birmingham, Sheffield and dozens of other British cities, although the epicenter was Glasgow, where this Saturday’s world day of action coincided with the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) which was held in the Scottish city since last Sunday.

The Glasgow march, which featured dozens of indigenous representatives among its protagonists, had precedent for the protests held the day before by the Friday for the Future movement, and in which young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg convinced COP26 to fail.

In fact, many of the posters on display this Saturday in the Scottish city read “No more blablabla”, a reference to Thunberg’s call to world leaders.

COP26, which is scheduled to end on November 12 after two weeks of negotiations, is seen as one of the last opportunities for the government to implement measures aimed at limiting the planet’s temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and reducing the planet’s temperature to zero. , as agreed in Paris in 2015.

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