DOZENS of Greenpeace supporters gathered at the gates of the United States embassy in the Spanish capital today to protest against President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement.
Protesters accused Trump of becoming a “global threat” and “harming the planet” in signs they held at the entrance of the embassy in central Madrid.
The people who participated in the peaceful rally held a banner with the English message “RESIST” that has become popular among the groups affected by Trump’s policies in the United States.
Greenpeace’s director in Spain Mario Rodriguez said: “The battle against climate change is irreversible.
“Resistance will be maintained because the United States is much more than just the White House and Trump.”
The head of climate change at Greenpeace Spain, Tatiana Nuño, has pointed out that Trump is leading the USA in the opposite direction to the rest of the world.
“As China closes coal-fired power stations, Trump closes the door on climate change,” Nuño said.
“Trump’s attempt to sabotage the transition to a clean energy future will not succeed, but will only corner EE And give China a chance to reap the economic benefits Trump leaves behind. “
Greenpeace is calling on Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to make a greater commitment to protect the climate, beyond the Paris Agreement, with an ambitious climate change law that exceed the objectives agreed within the European Union.