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.
Quite a mind boggling contrast of @cardiffuni graduation alongside @XRCardiff setting up camp! I hope these future leaders take the message to heart and act on it. We need action at all levels. pic.twitter.com/gNqQEQQR2j
— Mark Drane (@healtharch) July 15, 2019
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.