On Friday, a safety warning has been issued by the UK police over a climate protest rally in the southwestern city of Bristol. The gathering will be addressed by the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate group will be organizing the event which is going to be a part of a global movement of school students protesting against the lack of government action on climate change.
According to organisers, near about 15,000 and 60,000 protesters all over the world will be joining the rally. A coach company said it was providing transport from 13 places around Britain, including Oxford, Birmingham, Brighton and Cardiff. The nationwide rally is scheduled to take place on February 28 in Bristol. In a joint statement, the city’s local council has announced, “We have seen a number of protests over the last year however this one will be significantly larger. Please do not underestimate the scale of this protest.”
The Bristol police have closed the area where Thunberg is expected to speak before she joins the march through the city. Thunberg has been in Britain since the weekend, and so she missed not the opportunity to meet her’ role model’ Malala Yousafzai. Malala is a Pakistani human rights activist for female education and also the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.
The 22-year-old Malala is pursuing her studies at the University of Oxford. On Tuesday, Thunberg visited Oxford University and met Malala, and they also shared photos. Thunberg called Yousafzai her role model and wrote, “So…today, I met my role model. What else can I say?” Yousafzai posted the picture on Twitter and captioned: “She’s the only friend I’d skip school for.”