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At COP26, 100,000 march for climate justice

Thousands of activists and protesters march to demand action from world leaders to combat the climate change crisis during the UN summit. (Robert Perry/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
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Saturday has been the big protest day at the COP26 climate summit. Friday’s student protests brought about 25,000 people into the streets of Glasgow, Scotland. But a broader range of groups protested today, under the banner of “climate justice.”

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Here’s what to know

  • Organizers say 100,000 people marched through Glasgow, despite dreary, wet weather that Scots call “dreich.”
  • Environmental organizations, national trade unions, Indigenous leaders from the Amazon, Black Lives Matter protesters and Scottish independence groups were among those participating.
  • Inside the conference center, the theme of the day was climate-change solutions related to nature and land use. Actor Idris Elba talked about small-scale farming.