Nearly 300 people turned out to join Ollie Langridge on his 100th and final consecutive day protesting outside Parliament this afternoon.
He’s been lobbying MPs to declare a climate emergency – a call that has thus far been unanswered.
Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick has tried to move such a motion in the past, but it was shut down.
“100 days ago I came out on to this lawn with a placard asking for a declaration of a climate change emergency,” Langridge said.
Today was his last consecutive day. From now on, he will be gathering as many people as possible to gather on Parliament’s lawn on Fridays.
He’s not sure how much longer he would keep up the campaign.
“I doubt it will be years, but it won’t be weeks,” he said.
Many turned out to stand with him today, holding homemade placards and signs.
Langridge said the original trigger for him was the UN biodiversity report, released in May, which said up to a million species would go extinct in the near future.
“Something in me hit a tipping point,” he told those gathered today.
Source – NZ Herald.