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Protestor Ruth takes on minister Milliband

A SOLIHULL nun found herself face-to-face with Ed Milliband during last weekend’s climate change demonstration.

A SOLIHULL nun found herself face-to-face with Ed Milliband during last weekend’s climate change demonstration.

Sister Ruth Percival was among a group of local campaigners, who travelled down to London and took part in the march.

The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) had organised the trip - taking parishioners from Olton and Solihull town centre.

Once there, the Solihull contingent raised their banners and joined the procession through the capital.

Thousands gathered for the demonstration, which was held ahead of a key climate change summit in Copenhagen.

And Sister Ruth was shocked when she had chance to put her concerns direct to Secretary of Stare for Energy and Climate Change - Ed Milliband.

She challenged the MP on the matter as he passed the borough party.

“I told him that the money rich countries need to help developing countries cope with the effects of climate change,” she explained.

“It was so exciting to be part of this incredible day, when so many ordinary people showed how much they want to stop climate chaos and protect millions of people, especially in poor countries, from suffering its effects.”

CAFOD are urging countries to thrash out a fair and legally-binding deal at this week’s summit, which began in Denmark on Monday.

Among the other local groups to be represented at Saturday’s demonstration was the Solihull branch of Friends of the Earth - who organised a coach to take members down to London.

 

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