Frustrations grow as demonstrators demand faster climate action

Thousands of protesters are expected to march across rainy, grey streets in Glasgow, demanding faster steps to reduce fossil fuels from their leaders.

Despite the pouring rain, the mood in Glasgow was high and the crowds calm.

Inside half a mile of conference grounds, negotiators met for a seventh consecutive day to finalise draft agreements, which could be handed over to ministers for political approval next week.

“Most of the people on the inside are here in their hearts and sometimes physically,” May said, joining protesters in Glasgow on Saturday.

House Republican victories last year, unnerving members of President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party, provided a boost to the summit.

A Democratic and Republican delegation of US senators attended Saturday’s summit.

Elaine Knox, 69, and William Oliphant, 60, from Glasgow, said they would also join in the rally for their generation.

Saturday’s march drew a wide range of participants and age groups, a day after tens of thousands of young “Friday for Time” activists protested outside the conference’s steel fencing.

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