Climate protesters stage bizarre Squid Game demonstration outside COP26

Activists pose as world leaders in Squid Game themed protest

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Dressed up in Netflix smash hit Squid Game themed outfits as well as wearing masks of world leaders, campaigners called on the politicians to ‘stop playing games with climate change’ as they insisted the Glasgow summit will not enact the action required to save the planet. 

Protesters donned the iconic red boiler suits and black facemasks to play children’s games outside the conference.

While masks of absent leaders of Russian President Valdimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping could also be seen playing hopscotch.

Britain’s Boris Johnson, USA’s Joe Biden, Canada’s Justin Trudeau and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro were also mocked in the haunting protest by the activists.

French President Emmanuel Macron was also ridiculed by the protest. 

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The demonstration opposite the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) where COP26 is being held was designed to tell decision makers the ‘time for climate games is over’ according to the Glasgow Actions Team, who organised the protest.

The protest comes as the UK is hosting COP26, the international climate change summit in Glasgow, seen as crucial to bringing the climate crisis under control.

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The goal is to keep warming limited to 1.5C by 2100 despite the the world being currently on track for 2.7C.

But the UN have warned if temperatures are allowed to rise this high, there will be a “climate catastrophe”.

COP26 president and Conservative Minister of State at the Cabinet Office, Alok Sharma, says the summit is the world’s “last, best hope” to achieve the target.

Nearly 200 countries are being called on to take urgent action on climate change at the summit.


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But notable absences of China, the world’s top contributor of CO2 emissions, and Russia, are being branded as setbacks in achieving the aims of the summit.

China ranks 1st in the world for Coal consumption, accounting for about 379.1 percent of the world’s total consumption of 1,139,471,430 tons.

While research by Rhodium Group found China emitted a whopping 27 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases in 2019.

The summit will run from Sunday October 31 to Friday November 12.

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