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Climate protest makes clock face


Counting down to the climate summit in Copenhagen in December

Campaigners worried about the effects of climate change gathered in Gloucester to form a human clock face showing time is running out for action.

The rally began at The Docks then moved through the city centre to The Cross where a countdown was held at 1200 BST.

The Gloucester MP Parmjit Dhanda and MEP Julie Girling were lobbied to make the climate summit talks in Copenhagen in December a success.

The event ended with speeches from invited guests.

The rally was part of a nationwide lobby of MPs and MEPs by the charity Christian Aid.

Simon Fitter, event organiser, said: "Climate change isn't just a developing-world thing. It is affecting all of us, here, more and more.

"The December climate summit really is the last chance to sort the planet out.

"If we can make our politicians know how urgent this is, and they act on it by making crucial decisions at the summit, then we really can stop climate change."

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