Youd give them green light? Susanna Reid shames Sturgeon over Extinction Rebellion

Nicola Sturgeon outlines Scotland's actions on climate change

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Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley interviewed Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as she arrived at the COP26 conference. Referencing Greta Thunberg’s talk with Andrew Marr on Sunday, Sturgeon appeared to throw her support behind Extinction Rebellion protests despite the extensive security measures in place to ensure the climate conference goes ahead without disruption.

Sturgeon began speaking on the protests and explained: “Protest has a really important place in any democracy.

“Protests are there to get noticed and to shake leaders like me out of what people perceive as a sense of complacency.

“United Nations encourages protests around the COP summits in order that the voices of those who sometimes aren’t heard get heard loudly and clearly.

“What I would say to any organisation is that they should protest that is a right and a democracy but it’s in nobody’s interest if the conversations can’t go ahead.”

Reid hit back at Sturgeon’s claims, asking: “So you are giving the green light to the Extinction Rebellion protesters then up there in Glasgow?”

“If you’re going to try and oversimplify what I said rather than listen to the nuance then fair enough,” Sturgeon slammed.

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