Tens of thousands of people are marching in Glasgow today as calls for greater action from world leaders on the climate crisis continue.
The event is expected to be the biggest protest during the Cop26 summit and is taking place alongside hundreds of similar protests around the world.
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Up to 100,000 people are expected at today’s climate protest in Glasgow.
Climate activists including Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate will be in attendance, and are expected to address crowds at Glasgow Green at approximately 3pm.
The protest comes as Ms Thunberg has criticised the two-week Cop26 conference, claiming it is the most “excluding Cop ever,” labelling it “greenwashing” and a “two-week celebration of business as usual and blah blah blah”.
It comes at the end of the first week of the Cop26 conference, with crowds assembling at Kelvingrove Park at around 12.30pm before marching into the city centre.
About 100 climate change demonstrations are planned for other parts of the UK, while events are expected to take place in a further 100 countries including Kenya, Turkey, France, Brazil, Australia and Canada.
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Today’s protest, named the “Global Day of Action for Climate Justice,” follows a rally by many young activists – including striking school pupils – who marched through the city on Friday.
Around 15,000 people were thought to be present at the protest yesterday, lead by Fridays for Future Scotland, a group founded by youngsters inspired by Ms Thunberg.
As well as activists Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate, speakers included climate organisations and individuals from across the world, including indigenous groups, and those who have been directly affected by fossil fuel exploration, rising sea levels and climate change.
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