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Greenpeace activists protest on roof of parliament

Greenpeace activists protest on roof of parliament

More than 30 Greenpeace activists have occupied the roof of the House of Parliament in protest over climate change

Around 50 protesters broke on to the roof last night (October 11) after scaling walls and unveiled a banner stating: "Change the politics, save the climate."

About 24 of the protesters came down this morning and were arrested, while another 31 are still occupying the roof this morning.

A spokesman said: "Today MPs return from their summer break and the government's own Committee on Climate Change will publish a progress report on UK carbon emissions.

"They make it clear Britain is not doing enough to meet its commitments, and insist that a 'step change' in emissions cuts is needed.

"With just 60 days to go until the critical climate summit in Copenhagen - which faces a very real chance of failure as things stand - Britain has yet to show true commitment to making the process a success. We need politicians who are thinking about the next generation, not just the next election."

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