COP26 is still being held in Glasgow, they were still to announce inaction in the face of climate change in Toulouse on November 6. A global day of action “for climate justice” was to make an impression.
Nearly two thousand participants marched at the call of several local organizations : Alternatiba, ANV-COP21, Greenpeace Toulouse, Extinction Rebellion, FNE Midi-Pyrénées as well as Youth For Climate, whose young members led the procession. An event whose start was moved, at the request of the police, near the statue of Pierre-Paul Riquet rather than the Place du Capitole, as initially planned. The organizations regretted this last minute change before launching the march at the very beginning of the afternoon.
The procession strongly in green was quickly joined at the bottom of the Allées Jean Jaurès by a few dozen anti-health pass demonstrators, who have also marched on the boulevards for several weeks every Saturday. The demonstration ended around 5.30 p.m. on the alleys Jules Guesde.
In parallel with the anti Low Emissions Zone demonstration
Among the demands, the demonstrators of the Toulouse Climate March want “acts and greenhouse gas emissions now “. They say “no to fossil fuels, front” zero emissions “and technological solutionism and other carbon markets”.
A mobilization while at the same time, 500 motorcyclists and motorists blocked the ring road to request a relaxation of the low emission zone (ZFE), which is due to come into force soon in the Toulouse metropolitan area.
The Toulouse ZFE plans to improve air quality by gradually ban the most polluting vehicles in a perimeter that will include Toulouse and a small part of Colomiers and Tournefeuille, on a perimeter of 72 square kilometers.
The ban on driving and parking will be 24/7 and will be verified by Crit’air stickers, these little stickers to put on your windshield. The establishment of this ZFE will once again be very gradual and will target the most polluting vehicles. A measurement “too restrictive” for these opponents but trained by the participants in the March for the Climate.