Britain-COP26: Protesters take to the streets of Glasgow urging leaders to take action

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Hundreds of people gathered today at Glasgow in order to push leaders around the world to take over climate action, on the eve of the start of the crucial session UN COP26.

Many arrived in Scotland after walking tens or even thousands of kilometers on foot, thus launching the kick-off for the demonstrations that will be organized in parallel with the discussions to address it. climate change. Protesters from Spain, Belgium and Scotland marched through the city center chanting slogans such as “Actions, now”, “Actions, not words” and “Stop fossil fuels” in response to a call from the Extinction Rebellion group.

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“We expect more ambitious measures, that our political leaders will realize how urgent the situation is, because our children, our grandchildren, are in danger of living in a much more complex world, which will suffer from severe climate change,” Dirk Fan explained. Esbrock, a 68-year-old Belgian retiree.

Along with 20 other members of the Grandparents for Climate group, Esbrock arrived in Edinburgh by train from Belgium and then walked to Glasgow.

“From declarations to action, the road is very long,” added the 68-year-old, who has five children and 12 grandchildren.

More than 100 leaders, including the presidents of the United States and France and the prime minister of India, are expected to attend the summit, which is seen as crucial to tackling climate change.

Activists from around the world will also travel to Scotland. The organizers hope that 100,000 people will take part in the big demonstration that will take place on Friday.

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