Climate march hits London

Climate change march to swamp London

London will come to a standstill tomorrow as campaigners descend on the capital to march against climate change.

It is being billed as Britain’s biggest eco rally as activists call on ministers to enforce harsher rules on carbon emissions.

The protest will start at Millbank and end at the American Embassy where the crowds will hear a series of talks by leading green politicians, including Chris Huhne and Michael Meacher.

The march has been timed to coincide with UN talks on climate change in Bali and 50 other countries will follow suit, campaigning for a review of climate laws.

Organisers of the event are expecting up to 40,000 people to attend.

Phil Thornhill of the Campaign Against Climate Change, which organises the event said: ‘Last year we attracted 35,000 people and we hope this will be bigger.’

The group has also designed a series of posters, downloadable from its website, including a ‘wanted’ poster featuring George Bush.

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