Climate change protestors praised after huge Exeter march

Protestors against climate change who took part in a major demonstration in the centre of Exeter have been praised by the leader of the city council.

Thousands of people took part in the Global Strike For Climate event on Friday.

A rally took place in Bedford Square before the crowds marched through the city centre.

Exeter City Council recently declared a climate emergency and pledged to make the city carbon-neutral by 2030.

Leader Councillor Phil Bialyk, who attended the rally, said: “I welcome the show of support from people of all ages who came out to raise awareness of the devastating effects of climate change.

“It was great to see so many staff from the city council taking part and showing their commitment to the cause.

“There is clearly a lot of work to do to make an impact, but we have made a commitment to creating a carbon-neutral city, and this can only be achieved through collaboration and everybody working together across the city.”

Scenes from the Exeter climate change protest

Scenes from the Exeter climate change protest

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