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The 18-year-old campaigner was among hundreds of activists in Festival Park demonstrating against world leaders’ lack of action in tackling the climate emergency.
The moment was captured and posted on Twitter before being quote tweeted by the activist: “When in Scotland...”
Addressing the crowd, across the river from the Cop26 venue, she said: “Inside COP they are just politicians and people in power pretending to take our future seriously.
“We say no more blah blah blah, no more exploitation of people and nature and the planet.”
She has also said will attend a major demonstration during her time in Glasgow on Friday 5 November, tweeting: “Climate justice also means social justice and that we leave no one behind. So we invite everyone, especially the workers striking in Glasgow, to join us. See you there! #UprootTheSystem.”
“As citizens across the planet, we urge you to face up to the climate emergency. Not next year. Not next month. Now”
Join me and activists all over the world and demand leaders to face the climate crisis at #COP26
So far more than 650k people have signed!https://t.co/MJTQHx4FH0
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 31, 2021
The latter point is a reference to members of the city’s cleaning, catering and transport unions, who are threatening industrial action as part of an unresolved complaint over pay and working conditions.
The march in question will commence in Kelvingrove Park in the west end of Glasgow and culminate in George Square in the city centre.