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Ten of thousands of Brisbaneites showed solidarity with their fellow world citizens today by joining the local People’s Climate March as part of the international day of climate action to coincide with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon’s Emergency UN Climate Summit in New York.

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The march was one of around 2500 in 160 countries, including around Australia, and was organised by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and Getup. Following speeches at Queen’s Park in which the challenges posed by the coal industry to the environment, especially the Great Barrier Reef, were highlighted the assembled masses from toddlers to nannas and grandpas bundled off down George, Adelaide and Edward Streets chanting latter-day versions of familiar protest slogans.

It was just like being back in the ‘60s and ‘70s!

 

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Author: technanna

I grew up in western Queensland, worked as a newspaper and television journalist, public relations and public affairs officer and freelance correspondent in Australia, the UK, Japan and Saudi Arabia. I have three grown children and two grandchildren. I am retired, but work to keep the brain and body fit, and to stay marginally in touch in our ever-changing technological environment.

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  1. I am ashamed to say that I didn’t even know this was on. Well done for attending.

    • I couldn’t tell from marching, but I hope all those 80’s “do the right thing” ads paid off with a litter-free route. Maybe it’s time for another round (although I think governments these days are too penny, or cent, pinching).

  2. so glad you went along …. i was disappointed i had to work

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