Climate protest in the British Parliament

Protestors have glued themselves to a statue in the Houses of Parliament to protest about the “clean coal” policy launched by the British government last week.

The protestors, from Climate Rush, say they are emulating a campaigner for votes for women who chained herself to the same statue one hundred years ago. (No superglue in those days.)

Cadi St John, one of the glued-up protestors who is a twenty year-old student at Bristol University, said:

A hundred years ago women were forced to break the law to have their voice heard in Parliament. A hundred years on and nothing’s changed. I’m in my first year at uni and I’m almost ready to give up and become a full-time campaigner about climate change. Like so many of my generation I’m terrified about what the future holds, but instead of environmental action Labour promises new coal fired power stations and a third runway at Heathrow. This is the only way I can make myself heard.

Expect the protests to intensify as the construction of those new coal-fired plants goes ahead.

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