A 12-year-old Indian girl storms the stage at COP28 and shouts “stop fossil fuels”
Risipriya Kangujam, a 12-year-old climate activist from Manipur, attends the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai. broke into the podium. today. She appeared on stage holding a placard above her head that read, “Stop Fossil Fuels.” Please save our planet and our future.
The teenager ran onto the stage and gave a short speech protesting the use of fossil fuels, receiving applause from the audience before being led away.
COP28 Secretary-General Majid Al Suwaidi praised the girl’s enthusiasm and encouraged the audience present to applaud her once again.
A Manipur-based activist posted a video of the event on X and said, “After this protest they detained me for more than 30 minutes.” My only crime is calling for the phase-out of fossil fuels, which are the main cause of today’s climate crisis. Now they kicked me out of COP28.
Dear Mr @antonioguterres Sir @simonstiell Sir,— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) December 11, 2023
What is the reason to cease my @UNFCCC #COP28UAE badge for protesting against the fossil fuels? If you're really standing against the fossil fuels, then you must support me and you must immediately release my badges. This is gross… pic.twitter.com/NgfT0ElJ5J
in another post, this is a gross violation of children’s rights in UN buildings and is contrary to UN principles. I have a right to speak out at the United Nations. ”
Around 60,000 delegates from 190 countries are attending this year’s climate conference in Dubai. He is 12 years old and is a special envoy to East Timor.
Here is the full video of my protest today disrupting the UN High Level Plenary Session of #COP28UAE. They detained me for over 30 minutes after this protest. My only crime- Asking to Phase Out Fossil Fuels, the top cause of climate crisis today. Now they kicked me out of COP28. pic.twitter.com/ToPIJ3K9zM— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) December 11, 2023
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