Climate change protests are taking place in Cardiff this week

Protestors are calling it the Summer Uprising


This week, members of the Extinction Rebellion are holding protests in Cardiff. Castle Street was closed this morning and protests are expected to last at least three days. A camp has also been set up outside City Hall.

The protestors are calling for the Welsh and UK governments to take immediate action on climate change. Protests are also taking place today in Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds and London.

Commuters have experienced huge delays across Cardiff as a result of the protests and students graduating this week have been sent emails warning them of the disruption.

Many grads tweeted their support for the protests. Others expressed fustration about tents being placed outside city hall, saying it ruined the normal spot for graduation photos.

Extinction Rebellion have said 600 people took part in the Cardiff protest today.