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Thousands protest to demand action on climate at COP26

Tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets in Glasgow, Scotland, to demand action on climate change at COP26, the climate change summit held by the United Nations.

The protest occurring in Glasgow, where world leaders have been gathered all week, is expected to be one of the biggest protests on record for the climate summit, the BBC reported.

Protesters were spotted in the streets with signs, chanting and playing music to demand global leaders commit to tougher actions to stop climate change.

The marchers started in the south of the city and are going on a route agreed upon with officials. 

Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg is expected to make a speech at the protest on Saturday.

Thunberg also joined protests that were held on Friday in Glasgow, with activists crowding around her.

U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry said Friday that there must be global “follow through” on the climate promises made at the summit.

“The achievement of that is going to require all countries to be part of this. Are we going to have all countries part of this at the sufficient level that we need at the end of this next week? No,” Kerry said.

“We do know that we can have a critical mass of countries moving in a way that keeps it alive, sufficient that if some of these other countries come on in a year, in 6 months, next year, we can still do this,” he added.

Tags Climate change COP26 Greta Thunberg Greta Thunberg John Kerry Speeches of Greta Thunberg United Nations Climate Change Conference
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