Climate protesters were outside County Hall in force. The aim of the protest was to drive home their message to East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Around 30 protesters, some affiliated to the group Extinction Rebellion were calling for the local authority to declare a climate emergency.
Using a loud speaking they blasted out their message while also doing all they could to disturb the full council meeting happening in County Hall.
Protesters were also angry that they were not allowed into the chamber to attend a public meeting. Some people in Beverley looked stunned at what was happening while others seemed very supportive of the group.
One Councillor who was in the meeting said;
“You could certainly hear the protesters outside. While it may not be ideal you have to respect their rights to protest in a peaceful manner.”
“Climate change is a serious issue. It does not just impact residents in the East Riding of Yorkshire but also everyone who lives on this planet.”
Sporting a number of placards. One drew attention to a planning application approved by the authority for an intensive pig farm. The protesters claim this approval means around 3,000 pigs are now being gassed at the facility.
Climate Protesters Question Ethics Of East Riding Of Yorkshire Council
Other signs accused East Riding of Yorkshire Council of ignoring the climate crisis issue. They stated that ignoring it would not make it go away.
For councillors inside the chamber, it was impossible to ignore what was a peaceful yet loud protest. The group ensuring their voices were heard for two hours outside County Hall.
In June last year, the controlling Conservative Party wrecked a motion put forward. It called for the local authority to declare a climate emergency.
Those who put the motion forward claimed the Conservatives were out of touch on matters relating to climate change. They also added that the future of the planet was not high on their lists.
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