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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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