eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:What these 10 days of peaceful protest have shown is that EVERYBODY can start offsetting their carbon footprint NOW.
PeteStaples wrote:eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:What these 10 days of peaceful protest have shown is that EVERYBODY can start offsetting their carbon footprint NOW.
Sorry to dredge this point back up again but I'm not sure this was the main message of the protest, was it? ]
Thebunhouse wrote:Its alright to pontificate from our armchairs or deckchairs but some of us ARE in the firing line and KNOW what we maintainThe climate protesters are protesting about lack of action in this country and the lack of transparency by our government, so China, Russia, N.Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran are not the places for their protests but here on Waterloo Bridge and Oxford Circus
I see no masks, balaclavas or black flags. so, where you, Paramount, see Anarchists I only witness protesters who are proud to show themselves and be identified
publicly. They are rather genteel in their demonstrations and demands.
In general I support non-violent public demonstrations and I support this one in particular.
We older folk must not allow the media and politicians to separate us from the young, who are going to inherit the world we are leaving them, for the young are our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and if we only think of the future of our own kith and kin then we must applaud the enviroment protesters who are, unselfishly, doing it for all of us.
Paramount wrote:What about the environment...Toilet facilities etc? Must get pretty stinky...especially in this hot weather...I trust Lambeth Council and The Police will not be too soft on this occasion
Jan the old one wrote:One Bristol gent was delayed by 1 hour getting to hospital..to be with his dying Father...how DARE they pose as compassionate in any shape or formNow I know these protesters have had to have time off work to attend this rally. But have they thought about hospital patients who attend St.Thomas's Hospital or Guys for essential treatment such as Dialysis or Chemotherapy there? Bridge blocking means patients are extremely at risk, climate change has gone on for millions of years as had been proved by various scientist. They would have more backing if they stopped production of wrapping things in plastic that don't need to be. Proteste against lenient sentences for fly tipping. I remember massive demonstration in the city against capitalism, greed,bankers,consumer ation. They spray painted many beautiful buildings, and threw all the McDonald wrappers,coffee cups in the road for the poor sweepers to pick up. Will look for photos I had taken..
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