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Climate Strike Ruins Much-Loved Green Space

Hundreds of Bristol residents have called for the organisers of the recent Greta Thunberg climate strike to pay for the damage caused to College Green.
 
15,000 people attended the strike in Bristol on Friday, turning the popular green space into a mudbath and angering many of its residents.
 
Initially, a fundraiser was set up to cover the cost of repairs, however calls have been made for the rally organisers to pay for the damage instead.
 
Residents have commented the irony of the situation, with thousands turning up to talk about the planet dying, but destroying a much-loved green space whilst in the process.
 
Jon Usher, head of partnerships of Bristol-based charity Sustrans, set up a GoFundMe page after the march ended. By Sunday the page had raised more than £9000 to cover the damage to College Green.
 
Jon Usher has commented:
 
“I did it because I knew how important the green is to the residents in the spring and summertime. I wanted to give something back to the city”.
 
Bristol City council, which is responsible for the green, has said that the damage will be examined within the coming week and a plan sought to save the green area.
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