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Major climate protest to take place in Glasgow with Greta Thunberg in attendance

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Up to 100,000 people are expected to attend

A huge demonstration is set to take place in Glasgow next week calling for meaningful international action on climate change.

Greta Thunberg is set to join a crowd of up to 100,000 in Glasgow Green on Friday 5 November.

The Swedish activist tweeted on Monday night that she will join a climate strike taking place in the city on Friday, November 5.

She also voiced her support for striking council workers in Glasgow and urged them to join the protest, which will see people marching from Kelvingrove Park to George Square.

She said: “On Friday Nov 5 I’ll join the climate strike in Glasgow during #COP26. Climate justice also means social justice and that we leave no one behind.

“So we invite everyone, especially the workers striking in Glasgow, to join us. See you there!”

Preparations are intensifying as Glasgow prepares to welcome up to 30,000 people for the conference.

More than 120 world leaders will attend the UN event, which takes place at the Scottish Event Campus from 31 October to 12 November.

Road users are being warned to expect disruption as many routes around the venue will be closed for up to three weeks, with diversions in place. There is also set to be disruption on the trainl ines, with RMT workers planning to strike during the event.

 

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