A climate rally which is marching through Reading today, in light of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, is expecting ‘thousands’ of people to attend.

The Reading March 4 Climate will take place on Saturday, November 6, starting at 1pm in Broad Street.

People are encouraged to hold flags, banners and placards where you will march from Broad Street to St Laurence church.

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Then from 2 to 5pm, there will be talks from leading climate scientist Professor Richard Allan from Reading University, local councillors and faith representatives.

This event is being organised by Reading Friends of the Earth and Econet, and is supported by Greater Reading Environmental Network and Reading Climate Action Network.

Extinction Rebellion Berkshire, Global Justice Reading, Reading Hydro CBS, Fairtrade and other climate groups will join the march.

Reading Friends of the Earth said: "It’s ‘code red for humanity’. This is how the UN Secretary General described the 6th asshttps://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/19698394.10-streets-slough-reading-bracknell-1m-homes/essment report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Everyone needs to take action now in order to combat climate change, which is why we are holding Reading’s COP26 to give information, support and inspiration to people who live, work and study in Reading.

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"Come along to learn about the latest science, practical measures you can take, and meet campaigning organisations you can join."