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Eye on a Climate Change Protest

by Dave Durbach / 05.12.2011

Lawyers, scientists, business execs and politicians are busy deciding the future of our planet behind closed doors at COP17 in Durban. The ordinary people who their decisions affect most are almost entirely excluded.

On Saturday, thousands took to the streets for the largest mass action of the two-week conference. Chanting time-honoured South African protest songs, the people of Durban joined workers and activists from all over the world to march against climate change, rising poverty and inequality and the rampant greed of the 1%, in the hope of pressuring delegates at the talks – as always, bogged down by diplomatic red tape and a lack of will – into finding real solutions.

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*All images © Dave Durbach.

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  1. Mandla says:

    I was there for the weekend but the police didnt want me to drive in with my car (The said they are against Carbon Emissions)… I was just not prepared to march for the planet.

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  2. Skyler says:

    What a travesty that the greenpeace rent a crowds, mostly don’t understand the false premise the whole global warming scam is based on.
    The latest release of top climate scientists emails surely prove once and for all, how disingenuous and manipulative the “message” has been forced on us. Google climategate 2.0 if you don’t believe me.

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