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Council Leader welcomes climate change rally

Published: 20 September 2019

Protestors in Bedford Square

City Council leader Phil Bialyk has welcomed a major demonstration against climate change in Exeter city centre.

Thousands of people took part in the Global Strike For Climate event, which saw a rally in Bedford Square and a march through the city centre.

Exeter City Council recently declared a Climate Emergency and pledged to make Exeter carbon-neutral by 2030.

Cllr Bialyk, who attended the rally, said: “I welcome the show of support from people of all ages who came out to raise awareness of the devastating effects of climate change.

“It was great to see so many staff from the City Council taking part and showing their commitment to the cause.

“There is clearly a lot of work to do to make an impact but we have made a commitment to creating a carbon-neutral city, and this can only be achieved through collaboration and everybody working together across the city.”

See more photos of the event on the Exeter City Council Facebook page.

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