Greta Thunberg tells leaders in Glasgow: ‘No more blah, blah, blah’

The climate activist addressed a crowd in Govan as world leaders attended the climate summit.

Greta Thunberg tells leaders in Glasgow: ‘No more blah, blah, blah’ STV News
Leaders including Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden earlier spoke at COP26.

Greta Thunberg told a protest in Glasgow that change will not come from COP26 as she criticised the “blah blah blah” of world leaders.

The Swedish climate campaigner earlier spoke with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in the COP26 ‘blue zone’.

Thunberg joined a rally organised by ‘Fridays for Future Glasgow’ at Festival Park in Govan where there were speeches made by people from parts of the world most impacted by the climate crisis.

“This COP26 is so far just like the previous COPs and that has led us nowhere, they have led us nowhere,” she said.

“Inside COP, there are just politicians and people in power pretending to take our future seriously, pretending to take the present seriously of the people who are being affected today by the climate crisis.

“Change is not going to come from inside there, that is not leadership, this is leadership, this is what leadership looks like.”

She told the crowd: “We say no more blah, blah, blah.

“No more exploitation of people and nature and the planet.

“No more exploitation, no more blah, blah, blah.”

Thunberg arrived in Glasgow on Sunday by train and will take part in two large protests through the city later in the week.

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