Christian Aid targets Government with climate change messages

Christian Aid plans to communicate concerns over climate change by projecting images on to the side of high-profile buildings in the run up to the UN climate change summit.

Environment conscious: Christian Aid campaigners
Environment conscious: Christian Aid campaigners

The charity is launching its ‘Mass Visual Trespass’ campaign this weekend. It has asked supporters and the UK public to upload photographs or a short video of themselves holding a climate message for Gordon Brown on its website.

These images and videos will be projected onto landmark buildings across the country in the run up to the crucial climate talks in Copenhagen in December.

The charity's campaigns editor Andrew Hogg said: ‘This campaign will allow people to protest from the comfort of their armchair. It will also allow supporters the opportunity to be seen doing something, and will make a high impact using new technology.’

The charity has just released new research which shows that 50 per cent of UK adults believe the police are too heavy handed or deploy too many officers when dealing with peaceful protests.

A third of the 2188 people polled in a YouGov survey said they were unhappy about the police filming individuals taking part in protests. Another 18 per cent said recent incidents involving the police at the G20 summit in London have made them think twice about taking part in future protests.

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