Demonstrations at World Climate Change Conference in Glasgow – Thousands take part



Less than a week after the start of the World Climate Conference, thousands of people demonstrated in Glasgow, Scotland, for more speed in climate protection.

Glasgow – The participants called on Friday in chants for a “system change” and more climate justice – especially for poorer countries. Slogans such as “Capitalism is killing the planet”, “Act now!” Could be read on posters. or «The dinosaurs also thought they had time». After a march through the city center, the founder of the climate protection movement Fridays for Future, the Swede Greta Thunberg, was supposed to give a speech on George Square in the afternoon (around 3 p.m.). Former US Vice President Al Gore expressed his solidarity with the demonstrators. “To everyone in the halls of COP26: Now is the time to listen to them and act,” he wrote on Twitter.

Another demonstration will follow in Glasgow on Saturday, which organizers expect to attract more than 100,000 people. Thunberg also speaks here. The protest is part of a global day of action that organizers estimate will bring hundreds of thousands to the streets in more than 200 cities around the world. In Scotland, around 200 countries are struggling to find out how the goal of limiting global warming to a tolerable level of a maximum of 1.5 degrees can still be achieved. The planned end of the conference is November 12th. (dpa)


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