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Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:27 PM

COP25: Thousands Gather For Change Climate Protests In Madrid

Source: BBC News

(12 mins. ago). Thousands of demonstrators are gathering in Madrid as the Spanish city hosts climate negotiations by the UN. They are calling for more ambitious climate change policy.

The rally was joined by speakers including actor Javier Bardem and activist Greta Thunberg. A concert was also held near to Nuevos Ministerios, a government complex in the city centre.

Organisers say around 500,000 people are taking part in the demonstrations. Officials have not given a figure. Simultaneous protests are also being held in the Chilean capital of Santiago, which was initially expected to host the UN conference.

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"The change we need is not going to come from people in power," Ms Thunberg told the crowds. "The change is going to come from the people, the masses, demanding change." - More...

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50694361

Organizers estimate that 500, 000 people are protesting in Madrid today.

By the end of the meeting on 13 December, negotiators hope to resolve disagreements over the implementation of the Paris Climate Accords.


Greta Thunberg speaking at the climate rally in Madrid on Friday.


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