In the Scottish city of Glasgow, activists of the environmental movement Extinction Rebellion organized a protest near the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Reported by RIA Novosti.
According to the source, more than 50 eco-activists took to the protest with placards and drums. They are unhappy with the actions of the government, which has spent more money on armaments than on climate solutions. At the same time, supporters of Extinction Rebellion believe that one of the largest British defense concerns BAE Systems supplies weapons for money to “some of the most brutal and repressive regimes in the world.” In addition, the company concludes contracts for the creation of ships for the Royal Navy, which can be used to conduct maneuvers against refugees.
It is known that the climate conference COP26 is taking place in Glasgow these days. It was visited by the Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg. On the eve of Twitter, she called for mass protests in Glasgow.
Earlier, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, said that the Russian Federation, unlike the United States, fulfills its obligations in the field of combating climate change.