Greta Thunberg received a rockstar reception as she arrived in Glasgow by train before being escorted by police guard ahead of the Cop26 summit, as world leaders prepare to discuss the climate crisis in the coming weeks.
The Swedish activist arrived at Glasgow Central station on Saturday evening at around 6.40pm, having taken a train from London, Euston, ahead of the international conference that begins formally on Sunday, with a summit of 120 dignitaries and heads of state starting the following day.
Activists from around the world are expected to cause chaos at the climate summit, with organisers expecting up to 100,000 people at a major demonstration Friday requiring a heavy police presence. Demonstrators are calling on world leaders to take steps to prevent global temperatures from rising by more than 1.5C degrees.
After leaving the train, Ms Thunberg was surrounded by police and other activists as she made her way around the station. She later took to Twitter to announce her arrival, writing: ‘Finally in Glasgow for the #COP26! And than you for the very warm welcome,’ along with a picture of her descending an escalator through the crowds.
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