8 Dec, 2019 @ 09:03
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FAST FASHION: Andalucia climate protesters expose hypocrisy of Spain’s pre-Christmas ‘spendathon’

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CLIMATE protestors took over the centre of Andalucia’s most polluted city on Black Friday to highlight the environmental impact of fast fashion.

Schoolchildren participating in Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future teamed up with Extinction Rebellion activists to shut down Granada high street.

Protesters dressed in reclaimed plastic and gas masks for a red carpet catwalk ‘die-in’ along Granada’s Calle Mesones.

They were joined by Grandparents against Climageddon at the demo, which also called attention to the poor working conditions of garment workers in the global south.

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TAKING A STAND: A photo from the Black Friday protest against fast fashion in Granada ©theOlivePress

Fashion is the world’s second most polluting industry after the oil and gas sector.

The protest came ahead of the United Nation’s climate change summit currently being held in Madrid. 

Granada city hall has already declared a ‘climate emergency’ and brought out a new air contamination plan… but so far it’s just ‘hot air’ claim protesters.

“There is no budget and no timetable, it’s not good enough,” insisted writer Phil O’Brien who lives in Granada.

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