Londoners to protest against Trump and Mays' climate policies
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Concerned Londoners will hold a protest march starting at Westminster Bridge on the 29th April, the same day as a simultaneous protest in Washington D.C., to fight Donald Trump’s signing of an order to dismantle the climate policies of his predecessor Barack Obama. The decision makes it possible to lease federal land to the coal industry and means states are no longer required to cut carbon and methane emissions, harming the nation’s chances of reaching the requirements of the 2015 Paris Accords. The event, entitled “Trump and May, Climate Disaster: Rise up!” is being organised by the People’s Climate Movement. Claire James, who is part of the organisation team for the London rally, has noted that Trump is “pushing towards pipelines” such as Dakota Access, the building of which saw protests resulting in 487 arrests in 2016. James wants to “show international solidarity” as Trump's proposals will see the US “pull out of the international framework on climate change”. She believes that people in Britain need to hold the “Government to responsibility”. James notes that just because the British government is not as “outrageous” as Trump, does not mean they are taking it seriously. Austerity in her view has resulted in “really worrying funding cuts” and that if the Government took the issue seriously they would not build a new runway at Heathrow.
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