Image with a mass of trash left after protest against climate change in Sydney, turns out to be a cruel hoax – because the real location of the photo is revealed
- The Global Strike 4 Climate accused of leaving trash in Hyde Park in Sydney
- The photo was distributed on various social media platforms over the weekend
- The statue actually comes from Hyde Park in London after 420 events in April 2019
A photo that circulated on social media and that claimed to have left a mass of junk after the Sydney climate strike has proven to be fake.
The photo was distributed on various social media platforms and claimed to be in Hyde Park in Sydney.
& # 39; Look at the mess that climate activists have left in beautiful Hyde Park today. So much plastic. Deposit as much. So sad, & # 39; a person wrote after sharing the image.
The photo was distributed on various social media platforms and claimed to originate from Hyde Park in Sydney
The Global Strike 4 Climate, held around the world on Friday, was the largest mobilization of the climate in Australia's history, more than double the rise of the March protest
However, the image is actually from Hyde Park in London and it was taken in April after the 420 Festival.
It is not the first time that the photo has been used to accuse climate change protesters of hypocrisy.
The image was also spread to suggest that Extinction Rebellion had left nonsense after their rally at Marble Arch, in London.
The Twitter account of Royal Parks posted at the time: & There is a lot of incorrect information about the Twitter rounds this morning.
& # 39; This photo is the result of an unofficial event in Hyde Park on Saturday, not the demonstrators of the extinction of the extinction in Marble Arch.
& # 39; It costs us millions to clean up litter every year. Please take it home with you. & # 39;
The image is actually from Hyde Park in London and it was taken in April after the 420 Festival
The Global Strike 4 Climate was held Friday around the world and was the largest mobilization of climate in Australia's history, with more than double the rise of the protest in March.
No fewer than 100,000 demonstrators flooded the streets of Melbourne, while Sydney saw 80,000 people march through the CBD to the domain.
Protesters demanded a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and a transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack said that students should be in school because it & # 39; just a disruption & # 39; used to be.
Protesters demanded a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and a transition to 100 percent renewable energy
"I think this type of meeting should be held over a weekend where it doesn't really disturb business, it doesn't disturb the schools, it doesn't disturb the universities," McCormack told reporters in Melbourne.
& # 39; I think it's just a disruption. & # 39;
The strike is the last in a global movement that began in August 2018 when 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg started protesting outside of the Swedish parliament on school days.
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