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Hundreds Of Thousands Of People Around The World Held Protests For More Climate Action At COP26

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world held mass protests demanding more action to combat climate change on Saturday Nov. 6, the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice.

Organizers said about 100,000 people gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, where world leaders are currently meeting for the COP26 Climate Change summit, in one of the largest protests the city has seen in recent times.

Demonstrators marched in the rain along a three-mile route from Kelvingrove Park to Glasgow Green to demand leaders take action to bring climate change under control.

Among those joining were Greta Thunberg and representatives of Indigenous communities from around the globe, who gave speeches along with Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate.

“Leaders rarely have the courage to lead. It takes citizens, people like you and me, to rise up and demand action. And when we do that in great enough numbers, our leaders will move,” Nakate said, according to BBC. 

Organizers said beyond Glasglow, about 100 climate change protests were held across other parts of the UK.

Demonstrations also extended to a further 100 countries, including Kenya, South Korea, Turkey, Indonesia, France, Brazil, Australia and Canada.

Here are some of the protests that took place around the world.
1. Sydney, Australia
cop26 protest sydney
2. London, UK
cop26 protest london
3. Glasgow, Scotland
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cop26 protest glasgow
4. Istanbul, Turkey
cop26 protest istanbul
5. Jakarta, Indonesia
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6. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
cop26 protest amsterdam
7. Paris, France
cop26 protest paris
8. Seoul, South Korea
cop26 protest seoul

During the first week of COP26, leaders have made pledges to end and reverse deforestation by 2030 and to shift away from coal. At least 105 countries also signed an agreement to reduce methane emissions by 30% within this decade, according to the New York Times.

However, experts and activists say that the pledges are not enough to keep the temperature from rising beyond 1.5C and that more radical actions need to be taken to solve the problem.

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