Climate campaigners stage ‘opening ceremony’ for COP26 protests

Several groups united to march in Glasgow on the eve of the start of the UN summit.

Climate campaigners stage ‘opening ceremony’ for COP26 protests PA Wire
Campaigners converged on Glasgow Green as they aimed to have their voices heard by world leaders at COP26.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Glasgow to demand success at the COP26 climate summit being staged in the city.

Members of Extinction Rebellion (XR) Faith, artists and other pilgrimage groups who have walked thousands of miles to Glasgow united for a procession labelled as the “opening ceremony” to a series of non-violent direct actions being planned throughout the UN summit.

Coining a phrase used by climate champion Greta Thunberg, campaigners made it clear they will no longer accept ‘blah blah blah’ from leaders.PA Wire
Coining a phrase used by climate champion Greta Thunberg, campaigners made it clear they will no longer accept ‘blah blah blah’ from leaders.
Many campaigners had walked thousands of miles to arrive in Glasgow in time for the start of the talks.PA Wire
Many campaigners had walked thousands of miles to arrive in Glasgow in time for the start of the talks.
Melanie Nazareth wore the ‘coat of hopes’ during the protest.PA Wire
Melanie Nazareth wore the ‘coat of hopes’ during the protest.
Campaigners are demanding a fair deal at COP26 for nations who are most affected by climate change, but do the least to cause it.PA Wire
Campaigners are demanding a fair deal at COP26 for nations who are most affected by climate change, but do the least to cause it.
At the McLennan Arch on Glasgow Green, XR Scotland’s ‘Blue Rebels’ formed a guard of honour for pilgrims arriving in the city on foot.PA Wire
At the McLennan Arch on Glasgow Green, XR Scotland’s ‘Blue Rebels’ formed a guard of honour for pilgrims arriving in the city on foot.
Many protesters had walked to Glasgow, including members of the Young Christian Climate Network who arrived on Saturday after travelling 1200 miles on foot from Cornwall.PA Wire
Many protesters had walked to Glasgow, including members of the Young Christian Climate Network who arrived on Saturday after travelling 1200 miles on foot from Cornwall.
The conference gets under way on Sunday, with the two-day world leaders summit beginning on Monday.PA Wire
The conference gets under way on Sunday, with the two-day world leaders summit beginning on Monday.
The protest highlighted that people in some parts of the world face being displaced as the climate changesPA Wire
The protest highlighted that people in some parts of the world face being displaced as the climate changes
Earlier, activists from Ocean Rebellion staged a ‘dead merpeoples’ stunt opposite the COP26 venue, with activists lying still entangled in netting and litter.PA Wire
Earlier, activists from Ocean Rebellion staged a ‘dead merpeoples’ stunt opposite the COP26 venue, with activists lying still entangled in netting and litter.