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Climate campaigners' beach demo

Bournemouth beach
About 100 climate campaigners lined up on the beach

Climate campaigners from Dorset held a protest on Bournemouth beach to mark World Climate Day of Action on Saturday.

About 100 people got together near Bournemouth Pier as part of a series of protests taking place across the world.

The global gathering was co-ordinated by the group in a bid to urge world leaders to cut carbon emissions.

The protesters all wore something blue to represent a "wave" - the theme for a larger protest in London on 5 December.

They also formed a human banner in the shape of the number 350 - a reference to claims that 350 parts per million (ppm) is the most carbon dioxide the planet can safely have in its atmosphere.

Angela Pooley, co-ordinator for East Dorset Friends of the Earth, said: "It's crucial in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Copenhagen in December that world leaders get the message that it's too late for inaction."

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