21 Sep, 2019 @ 09:00
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Expats are out in force as global climate change protests hit the Costa del Sol

ACTION: Protesters take to the streets

A DATE has been set for global climate change protests on the Costa del Sol.

On September 27 thousands of activists are set to descend on Malaga to highlight the inaction of world leaders.

The Plaza de la Constitucion is the meeting point for protestors after millions across the globe have taken to the streets over the past fortnight.

A week-long campaign has been launched to ‘bring an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone’.

Spain will be one of over 150 countries where demonstrations will take place, with some 4,500 strikes planned everywhere from Kenya to Cambridge. 

In some places, like New York, children were even afforded a day off school to join the cause.

British activist Karen Southall, 48, is among hundreds of expats attending the Malaga event.

“I’m really hopeful that the global climate strike will bring even more attention to the climate issue,” she told the Olive Press.

“If it encourages more people to look at their own carbon footprint and puts pressure on governmental changes then it’s worth it.”

The protests were inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has captivated the global elite with her straight talking climate change stance.

Protestors demand that governments and businesses should commit to a target of zero carbon emissions by 2030.

“There needs to be significant changes and most changes start with a demand and a call for action,” Karen continued.

“It’s crazy to think people have to resort to a strike to fight for our future survival and planet protection. How ridiculously sad.”

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