Greta Thunberg gets a rockstar's reception as she arrives in Glasgow

Greta Thunberg gets a rockstar reception at COP26: Teenage eco-activist arrives by train in Glasgow and is escorted outside by a police guardas thousands of eco-activists plan to cause chaos at climate summit

  • The 18-year-old Swedish activist arrived at Glasgow Central station from London Euston on Saturday evening
  • Other climate activists from around Europe also arrived at the station on a specially chartered ‘climate train
  • They were greeted with a police escort and chanting and banners from groups assembled in the station
  • グレタ・トゥーンバーグ has arrived in グラスゴー ahead of the Cop26 summit, as world leaders prepare to discuss the climate crisis.

    The Swedish activist arrived at Glasgow Central station on Saturday evening, having taken a train from ロンドン Euston.

    Other climate activists from around Europe also arrived at the station on a specially chartered ‘climate trainon Saturday evening.

    They were greeted with chanting and banners from groups assembled in the station.

    Greta Thunberg has arrived in Glasgow ahead of the Cop26 summit, as world leaders prepare to discuss the climate crisis

    Greta Thunberg has arrived in Glasgow ahead of the Cop26 summit, as world leaders prepare to discuss the climate crisis

    The Swedish activist arrived at Glasgow Central station on Saturday evening, having taken a train from London Euston

    The Swedish activist arrived at Glasgow Central station on Saturday evening, having taken a train from London Euston

    Other climate activists from around Europe also arrived at the station on a specially chartered "climate train" on Saturday evening

    Other climate activists from around Europe also arrived at the station on a specially chartered ‘climate trainon Saturday evening

    Pilgrimage groups have marched through Glasgow as protests ramp up ahead of Cop26.

    Thousands of activists have gathered in Scotland’s largest city this weekend to make their climate change concerns known to the world leaders who will be around the negotiating table.

    Some protesters started making their voices heard around noon on Saturday, including members of Ocean Rebellion who led a ‘dead merpeoplesdemonstration, with activists lying still entangled in netting and litter near the Clyde in Glasgow to raise awareness of marine life loss.

    Members of Extinction Rebellion (XR) Faith, artists and other pilgrimage groups who have walked thousands of miles to Glasgow joined each other in a procession through the city centre on Saturday.

    The event was said to be an ‘opening ceremonyto a series of non-violent direct actions being planned in Glasgow, around the UK and the world during the United Nations climate change convention.

    The procession started at 2pm at the McLennan Arch on Glasgow Green, where XR Scotland’s ‘Blue Rebelsformed a guard of honour for the pilgrims.

    Those arriving in the city included Marcha Glasgow, a group of Spanish activists who took a ferry from Bilbao to Portsmouth to embark on a 30-day hike to Glasgow.

    Camino to Cop26 members have walked from London and Bristol to Glasgow in just under two months.

    Young Christian Climate Network activists arrived in the city on Saturday after walking 1,200 miles from Cornwall.

    Ocean Rebellion activists stage a protest against bottom trawling fishing near the Scottish Event Centre (SEC) in Glasgow

    Ocean Rebellion activists stage a protest against bottom trawling fishing near the Scottish Event Centre (SEC) in Glasgow

    Extinction Rebellion demonstrators take part in climate change protest in Glasgow, Scotland ahead of the start of COP26, 土曜日

    Extinction Rebellion demonstrators take part in climate change protest in Glasgow, Scotland ahead of the start of COP26, 土曜日

    Ecumenical Pilgrimage for Climate Justice arrived in Glasgow from Poland, Sweden and Germanyand Pilgrimage for Cop26 has walked from Dunbar to Glasgow.

    Glasgow-based artists Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich paraded with the Serpent of Capitalism, a 30-metre sculptural artwork alongside the pilgrimage groups.

    アレックスコクラン, of XR Glasgow, 前記: ‘Cop26 must end a growing crime against humanity by wealthy governments where the global south are sacrificed to bear the brunt of the global north’s affluent, carbon-intensive lifestyles.

    ‘We welcome the pilgrims of faithand no faithwho are walking to Cop26 to demand governments also walk the walk for the global south.

    Yaz Ashmawi, of XR Pilgrim, 前記: ‘Countries around the world are already suffering the consequences of our historic emissions in the west, and small island states like the Maldives will be submerged by rising seas if no immediate action is taken on the climate.

    ‘As people of faith we have a spiritual duty of care to those who are less fortunate than us, so we have been using this walk to raise money for activists in financially disadvantaged countries that are already impacted, to empower them to join this conversation themselves.

    Activists march during a "Pilgrims Procession", an opening ceremony to a series of non-violent direct actions being organised by the Extinction Rebellion

    Activists march during a ‘Pilgrims Procession’, an opening ceremony to a series of non-violent direct actions being organised by the Extinction Rebellion

    Activists march during a "Pilgrims Procession", an opening ceremony to a series of non-violent direct actions being organised by the Extinction Rebellion

    Activists march during a ‘Pilgrims Procession’, an opening ceremony to a series of non-violent direct actions being organised by the Extinction Rebellion

    The marches come the day before world leaders are to meet in Glasgow for the crucial climate conference where countries are under pressure to discuss and increase their ambition to tackle the climate crisis.

    まで 30,000 people will descend on Scotland’s largest city over a two-week period.

    金曜日に, Ocean Rebellion activists poured ‘oilin front of Glasgow’s Cop26 venue in protest ahead of the event.

    Another four XR protesters locked themselves to the Memorial Gates at the University of Glasgow using bike locks to demand that the establishment adopt the Green New Deala climate strategy developed by students and staff at the university.

    Police Scotland Chief Constable Iain Livingstone, Scotland’s most senior police officer, said his force will respond ‘swiftly and robustlyto protesters who try to disrupt the summit.

    He said the forcetogether with 7,000 officers from other parts of the UK who have been deployed to Scotland to help police Cop26was ‘ready for the challenges that lie ahead’.

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