Environmental activists have climbed on to the Scottish Parliament building ina protest against fossil fuels.
Three members of Extinction Rebellion Scotlanddraped a banner reading “Choose Oil or Choose Life” from an overhang above thepublic entrance to Holyrood.The entrance has been closed to the public forsome time due to the Covid-19 pandemic and access to the building is currentlythrough other routes.
Three council areas – Angus, Fife and Perth and Kinross – will move into Level3 of Scotland’s coronavirus restrictions from Friday, Nicola Sturgeon hassaid. The First Minister announced the decision to MSPs in the ScottishParliament as she gave an update on coronavirus measures.
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Miners who were convicted during the 1980s strikes will receive a formalpardon. Those convicted of breach of the peace and similar crimes will havethe offences forgiven under a Bill which will be presented to the ScottishParliament.
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A Conservative MSP has been kicked out of the Scottish Parliament’s debatingchamber after calling Nicola Sturgeon a liar. Oliver Mundell claimed the FirstMinister had lied when promising the Scottish Government’s full co-operationwith the inquiry into how harassment complaints against former SNP leader AlexSalmond were handled.
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A teenage Extinction Rebellion protester has climbed a crane and three othershave been arrested in Norwich. Alex Sidney, 17, scaled the crane on DukeStreet early on Saturday morning carrying a sleeping bag, supplies and severalbanners promoting the climate protest group. Alex Sidney, 17, scaled the craneon Duke Street early on Saturday morning carrying a sleeping bag, supplies andseveral banners promoting the climate protest group.
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Public health experts warned for months that Thanksgiving should not happen traditionally. The reasoning being that dinner would be the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread. They suggested people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans said they would not be making any changes. Thanksgiving 2020 would remain traditional despite the looming virus threat.
'Ram Barat' celebrations which depict the marriage procession of Lord Ram, and takes place every five years from Karsevakpuram to Janakpuram has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Dharam Yatra Mahasangh and Vishwa Hindu Parishad that take out the 'Barat' decided to scrap this year's event. "We have decided to cancel the 'Barat' this year. We have urged people to observe the celebration at their homes and temples, light earthen lamps, blow conch shell, chant holy mantras and hoist flag," said Sharad Sharma, spokesperson, VHP.
Climate activists Extinction Rebellion have staged a protest at the Cenotaph war memorial in central London's Westminster, unveiling a climate change wreath on the day an official Armistice Day ceremon