There will be a rally in front of the Scottish Parliament
Fridays For Future has announced a global climate strike on 3 March, which will see protestors march from Middle Meadow Walk to the Scottish Parliament, departing at 11am.
The organisers will emphasise the catastrophic effects that fossil fuels have on the planet and its people and the lives being sacrificed for new oil and gas.
Adam Ballard, a 17-year-old activist with Fridays For Future, said: “The climate crisis and the cost of living crisis have the same root cause: the refusal to move away from fossil fuels. There is no energy shortage; there is a corrupt system that prioritises profit over people.
“While ordinary people are forced to choose between heating and eating, the people in power and fossil fuel CEOs continue to make unimaginable profits.”
After the march, there will be a rally in front of the Scottish Parliament where speakers from supportive groups including Stop Rosebank, Youth in Resistance, the Edinburgh High School Students Union and Palestine Action will share words with the activists and lend their experiences.
Niamh Gill, 16, said, “The science clearly states there can be no more oil, gas or coal developments if we want a liveable future. The UK government is keeping Rosebank, Jackdaw and the newly proposed Whitehaven coal mine on the table, instead of securing and investing in a just transition to renewables for the workers and wider society, and climate justice for all."
Fridays for Future Edinburgh is calling on everyone to join them on 3 March to protest against fossil fuels and the UK government’s continued expansion of fossil fuel projects.