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Belfast rally set to take place in city centre demanding ‘strong climate action’




A large march and rally is set to take place in Belfast City Centre today (Saturday 6 November), hosted by the Climate Coalition of Northern Ireland (CCNI), alongside groups from across civic society, to mark the landmark COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

Climate change activists will gather from across the province to demand net zero climate legislation for Northern Ireland.



The rally will begin at Corn Market at 12pm, and make its way to Belfast City Hall for speeches at 1pm. It will conclude at 2pm.


Calling on people to show their support for their critical cause, a spokesperson for the organisers said:


“This is a Global Day of Action. Across the world communities will mobilise against climate breakdown - we need you to raise your voice and make your mark.


“Make signs, bring friends, family and co-workers, and let's make this the biggest climate rally Northern Ireland has ever seen.”



Police have advised road users are advised to expect delays in Belfast today from 11am through to 2.15pm due to today’s planned events.

The parade will move off from University Road at 11am travelling along Bradbury Place, Shaftsbury Square, Great Victoria Street, Fisherwick Place, Wellington Place, Chichester Street, Arthur Square, Cornmarket (assembly point for main parade).

Another parade will assemble at Cornmarket at 12:30pm and travel along Cornmarket, High Street, Bridge Street, North Street, Royal Avenue, Donegall Place, to City Hall. A rally will then take place outside City Hall, concluding at around 2pm.



Alternative routes are available, but road users are asked to plan their journeys in advance and take into account the potential for some delays.


For more information on today’s events, please visit the Facebook event page:


https://facebook.com/events/s/cop26-climate-rally-belfast-6t/590831558829274/