EXTINCTION Rebellion have continued their COP26 protests, with the latest action happening right outside the venue today.

Activists were seen lying outside the venue for the crucial climate change talks under a banner reading “climate crisis” as protesters dressed as shrouded bodies to represent the grave effects of climate change.

The climate protesters picked November 11 deliberately as it is Remembrance Day, and they feel that it was an opportunity to highlight people who have died from the climate crisis as well as those who have perished in past conflict.

Several demonstrators held placards, including Sue Lewis who was carrying a sign saying “Remember Climate Death”.

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She said: “This demonstration that we are doing, we’ve chosen to do on Remembrance Day because as well as remembering all the people who have died in our conflict in the past, we also wanted to remember the people who have died from climate crisis already, and also the many thousands who will die in the future, especially if this process at Cop26 does not succeed in improving the future for humanity.

“We are at Code Red, as the United Nations have said, and the future doesn’t look good.”


Multiple protests have occurred throughout the duration of Cop26. Hundreds of thousands of activists marched through Glasgow between Friday and Saturday in mass climate demonstrations.

Involved in those marches were people from the global south, some of which were indigenous groups, and today’s demonstration was an attempt to have world leaders hear their call for action.

Ms Lewis added: “We are trying to amplify the voices of the young people, the children, the people in the global south and the indigenous groups who aren’t able to be here, we are trying to be here for them, and to get across the dire, dire situation that we are in.”

Other demonstrations also took place in Glasgow on Thursday as around 1,000 people marched to the Home Office in Ibrox to protest against the UK Government’s treatment of migrants.

Activists marched to the Glasgow branch of the Home Office on Brand Street calling for an end to what they claim is the UK Government's hostile environment policy.

The demonstration, led by Migrants Organising for Rights and Empowerment (MORE), No Evictions Network and the Unity Centre, started at Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, at 10am.

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Representative for MORE, Yvonne Blake, said: “The climate crisis is forcing millions of people off their ancestral lands by destroying agricultural land, driving drought, disease and extreme weather.

“The UK has a vast historical responsibility for driving this crisis yet instead of enabling people to escape its effects it is militarising borders and further criminalising migrants.

“If we want climate justice we must end detention, stop deportations, end the hostile environment, and create a world where migrants can live in dignity.”