Paris climate demos cancelled – join the marches in the UK

Demonstrations and marches cancelled after Paris attacks

The Paris climate change talks demonstrations planned for next weekend have been cancelled in light of the tragic attacks in the French capital that took place on Friday 13 November.

However, demonstrations in the four UK capitals are going ahead on 28 and 29 November.

France has declared a state of emergency following the attacks, in which at least 129 people died, and the authorities have said there will be no public demonstrations or marches in Paris during the UK climate change talks between 28 November and 12 December.

Trade unions from more than 250 countries will still be able to join the UN talks, however.

UNISON members can join the marches in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

Marches and rallies

Saturday 28 November

Cardiff – organised by Stop Climate Chaos Cymru

Edinburgh – organised by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

Sunday 29 November

London – organised by Climate Movement Group and Climate Coalition; Join UNISON in the trade union block

Belfast – The People’s Climate event

“While we show our respect for the Paris tragedy,” says general secretary Dave Prentis, “it is also important that we show that, even without the Paris demonstrations, politicians will not be left of the hook when making the most serious climate change commitments for the next generation.

“By marching on 28 and 29 November, our voices will be stronger than ever in calling for a climate deal that must protect people and the planet.”