Extinction Rebellion marches through Edinburgh as Alok Sharma gives warning on summit target



People’s anger can be needed in environmental protests and people in countries like the UK where protests are allowed have more responsibility for doing so, activist Greta Thunberg said.

The Swedish teenager was pictured surrounded by other climate activists as she arrived in Glasgow ahead of the Cop26 summit.

Speaking ahead of Monday’s critical talks, Thunberg said she believed it was “in theory possible” to keep global warming below 1.5 ° C, but added: “It’s up to we decide if we want that to happen “.

Ms Thunberg, who said she was not officially invited to speak at the summit, believes that as long as no one is hurt, it may be necessary to “anger some people” when asks him about environmental manifestations.

His comments come at a time when environmental group Insulate Britain is blocking roads, sparking the anger and frustration of some motorists.

Ms Thunberg told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show: “To be clear, as long as nobody gets hurt… then I think sometimes you have to make some people angry.

“Like, for example, the strike movement in schools would never have been so important if it hadn’t been for friction, if some people hadn’t gotten upset.”

Britons, her Swedish compatriots and residents of other countries with a clear right to protest have “more responsibility” to protest on climate change, she said.

Explaining that she tries to talk to activists in countries like China where people don’t have the same rights, she told Marr: have the right to protest, to use that right.

“Not just for our good, but for the good of all, especially for theirs to help them too.”


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