At least 50.000 people marched on Sunday in London demanding from global leaders to take urgent action to tackle climate change.
Sunday’s protests are largest ever of that kind in the United Kingdom, and they happened as world leaders gathering in Paris, France, for a Climate Conference scheduled for Monday.
Demonstrators marched trough London after gathering on Park Lane at 1 PM. March was finished at Millbank where speakers from a number of different organizations addressed the crowd. Campaigners from groups such as Greenpeace, Oxfam, Friends of the Earth, Word Wildlife Fund and others marched alongside protesters.
Unlike protests in Paris, the event in London was peaceful with no incidents reported.
March in London was one of the 2.500 protests held trough the globe since Friday, and in the UK marches were held in cities including Edinburgh, Bristol and Belfast.
The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP21 talks will begin on Monday in Le Bourget and will last until December 11. By November 28, 150 heads of State and Government accepted the invitation of French President Francoise Hollande to participate in COP21.
This conference has been described as “the world’s last chance to tackle climate change”.