40 000 in Stop the Climate Chaos demo in London December 5

Tord Björk | Uncategorized | Sunday, December 6th, 2009

40,000 Climate Change Protesters took to the streets in the Climate Chaos  marching through central London on Saturday, encircling the Houses of Parliament in a human wave of blue-clad demonstrators. Police reported 20,000 people joined the march. Organizers put the turnout at 40,000. The coalition organizing the march includes groups such as Oxfam, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the WWF. They called the protest “The Wave,” and organizers asked marchers to dress in blue. Oxfam was quoted in the news stating “The U.K. government must fight for a comprehensive, fair and binding deal at Copenhagen – that is our demand today and we expect it to be fulfilled,” Oxfam GB chief executive Barbara Stocking said in a statement. “They must return home with a strong, effective climate deal both for our own sakes in the U.K. and for the millions of poor people already suffering from the effects of climate change around the world.”

Sources: Indymedia

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