DEMONSTRATORS with a shared interest in climate change have joined in the largest environmental protest event in history.
More than 200 people marched through Chichester as part of a global day of action to prove to politicians that local people care about climate change.
“I cannot believe we managed to get so many people,” said Jo Gibbs, who organised the area’s march.
“The people are doing it for future generations. The children started the march.
“We marched past the Assembly Rooms in North Street, the district council and the country council.”
Jo said they wanted to prove to local, national and international politicians that people want global warming to be brought to a halt.
The global event was organised by Avaaz, an online campaigning organisation.
“Months ago, our community decided on a crazy goal – the largest mobilisation on climate change in history,” said a spokesman for Avaaz.
“Yesterday, we blew past our wildest expectations, with a climate march six times the size of anything before it.”
The campaigners, including actress Emma Thompson, marched along Embankment to a rally in Parliament Square in London.
Other marches in the UK took place in Manchester, Edinburgh, Sheffield and Stroud and there were a further 2,000 marches around the world.