By TAG 24

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt – Dressed in white, dozens of activists rallied in solidarity on Thursday with campaigners across the globe who have lost their lives or been detained for defending environmental or human rights.

The rally took place on the sidelines of a UN climate conference, known as COP27, in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The protesters raised a multilingual large banner reading: “No climate justice without human rights. We have not been defeated.”


“There is no crime in protecting a community,” Siwatu-Salama Ra from the US-based alliance Grassroots Global Justice said.

“There is no crime when fighting for water and land rights. The only crime is when corporations and politicians imprison people who stand for their rights,” Salama Ra told dpa.

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