Sunday, 28 July 2019

Youth Climate Strike during school holidays

Young people gathered in George Square on Friday 19th July to call for climate justice. I heard their chants for fossil fuels to stay in the ground and action to be take to cut use of plastic.

View of Youth Climate Strikers opposite the City Chambers.

Further protests to support the Fridays for the Future are planned on 23rd August and 20th September. 

Solidarity with Climate Refugees

On Monday 15th July, Extinction Rebellion protested in the city centre to highlight the need for immediate action to tackle Climate Change. There was music, poetry, dancing and speakers to promote positive, non-violent direct action to bring about system change.

Protesters gathered at Trongate.

A section of road at Trongate was closed by a boat blocking access.

I went along to hear about the concerns of activists and find out about the protests in solidarity with climate refugees taking place in the 5 cities of Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds and London.