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At COP26, protests by shrouded bodies highlight the grave danger of climate crises
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At COP26, protests by shrouded bodies highlight the grave danger of climate crises

Shrouded bodies protest at COP26 highlights grave danger of climate crisis


PROTESTERS have dressed as shrouded bodies outside Glasgow’s COP26 venue to represent the grave effects of climate change.

Extinction Rebellion activists were seen lying outside the venue for the crucial climate change talks under a banner reading “climate crisis” yesterday, the same day people gathered at ceremonies around the country for Armistice Day.

Several of the demonstrators held placards, including Sue Lewis who was carrying a sign saying “Remember Climate Death”.

Lewis said: “This demonstration that we are doing, we’ve chosen to do on Remembrance Day because as well as remembering all the people who have died in our conflict in the past, we also wanted to remember the people who have died from climate crisis already, and also the many thousands who will die in the future, especially if this process at COP26 does not succeed in improving the future for humanity.

“We are at Code Red, as the United Nations have said, and the future doesn’t look good.”

Lewis stated that she had been protesting alongside friends and colleagues for nearly two weeks during the COP26 event.

Thousands of protestors have gathered in the city for the international summit to voice their opinions as world leaders hold negotiations on global climate change policies.

Lewis added: “We are trying to get our voices heard and we are trying to amplify the voices of the young people, the children, the people in the global south and the indigenous groups who aren’t able to be here, we are trying to be here for them, and to get across the dire, dire situation that we are in.”

Earlier yesterday, around 1000 people marched to the Home Office in Ibrox, Glasgow, to protest against the UK Government’s treatment of migrants. The demonstration, which was led by Migrants Organising for Rights and Empowerment(MORE), No Evictions Network and Unity Centre, began at Kenmure Street (Pollokshields) at 10 a.m.

Protesters marched then to the Home Office on Brand Street near the COP26Green Zone, arriving at 1.30pm.

The groups commemorated migrants who have lost their lives and called for a change in the UK Government’s handling of the migrant crisis.


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