Climate protesters use children's shoes to make their point in Yate

August 17 2020
Climate protesters use children's shoes to make their point in Yate

CAMPAIGNERS set up a display of children's shoes in Yate to represent the 135 deaths in South Gloucestershire each year caused by air pollution.

Members of Climate Action Yate and Chipping Sodbury staged the demonstration outside the Armadillo Youth Centre in Station Road at the end of July.

The shoes were donated by people across Gloucestershire as part of a county-wide action organised by Extinction Rebellion to highlight climate change.

The group said: “We hope these shoes can highlight our local problems with pollution.

"We’re delighted with recent announcements about transport improvements – it’s very promising to see the council and some of the town councils starting to take real action and we urge them to continue.

"We want more people to understand the scale of the issues and the challenges we face to protect the planet.”

Afterwards all shoes were donated to the Shoe Aid charity.