Climate activists to rally outside Danish Consulate

December 18, 2009 10:08:13 AM PST
Climate activists will be holding a rally and candlelight vigil tonight in front of the Royal Danish Consulate in San Francisco to demand action on climate change at the United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen.

The event is being organized by the group Mobilization for Climate Justice. Speakers scheduled to attend include Marc Andrus, Episcopal Bishop of California, and officials from other environmental groups.

Members of Mobilization for Climate Justice met with Danish Consul Officer Helle Van Brunt today to present a letter asking for updates on the status of prisoners connected to protests outside the climate talks and non-governmental organizations denied entry to the summit.

The UN summit will conclude today, and a spokesman for Mobilization for Climate Justice said the group are not confident the talks will lead to strong action by the group of nations to address climate change.

It's "fairly shocking that they shut these groups out, so people are pretty unhappy about where things are headed," group spokesman David Solnit said.

The rally is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. outside the consulate, located at 1 California St.


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