Photos: Protesters converge on the G7 summit in Britain

  • Protesters have targeted the G7 summit in southwest England to demand action on the climate, poverty and Covid-19.Thousands of environmental campaigners rallied noisily and colourfully June 12 in Cornwall to urge G7 leaders to do far more against climate change and biodiversity loss.
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Climate change activists dressed up as black birds protest in St. Ives, on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Cornwall, England on June 11. The harbour town in southwest England is being used to host a media centre for reporters from around the world covering the first in-person gathering of the elite group since 2019.(Dylan Martinez / REUTERS)

Climate change activists dressed up as black birds protest in St. Ives, on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Cornwall, England on June 11. The harbour town in southwest England is being used to host a media centre for reporters from around the world covering the first in-person gathering of the elite group since 2019.(Dylan Martinez / REUTERS)

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People riding kayaks and boards around a prop shark in a protest in Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth, during the G7 summit in Cornwall on June 12.(Toby Melville / REUTERS)

People riding kayaks and boards around a prop shark in a protest in Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth, during the G7 summit in Cornwall on June 12.(Toby Melville / REUTERS)

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Oxfam activists wearing papier mache heads depicting Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi and US President Joe Biden perform during a protest at Swanpool Beach near Falmouth, during the G7 summit, in Cornwall on June 12.(Phil Noble / REUTERS)

Oxfam activists wearing papier mache heads depicting Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi and US President Joe Biden perform during a protest at Swanpool Beach near Falmouth, during the G7 summit, in Cornwall on June 12.(Phil Noble / REUTERS)

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Hugo Tagholm, Chief Executive of the marine conservation and campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage, poses for a photo, in Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth, on the sidelines of G7 summit in Cornwall on June 12. The G7 is due to discuss action on climate change and safeguarding global biodiversity on June 13, laying the groundwork for the UN's pivotal COP26 environmental summit in Scotland in November.(Tom Nicholson / REUTERS)

Hugo Tagholm, Chief Executive of the marine conservation and campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage, poses for a photo, in Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth, on the sidelines of G7 summit in Cornwall on June 12. The G7 is due to discuss action on climate change and safeguarding global biodiversity on June 13, laying the groundwork for the UN's pivotal COP26 environmental summit in Scotland in November.(Tom Nicholson / REUTERS)

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Activists from The Red Brigade attending an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in Falmouth, during the G7 summit in Cornwall. The leaders of the G7 are expected to debate a pledge at the summit to protect at least 30 percent of the world's land and oceans by 2030.(Tom Nicholson / REUTERS)

Activists from The Red Brigade attending an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in Falmouth, during the G7 summit in Cornwall. The leaders of the G7 are expected to debate a pledge at the summit to protect at least 30 percent of the world's land and oceans by 2030.(Tom Nicholson / REUTERS)

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Protestors march during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in Falmouth, during the G7 summit in Cornwall on June 12. On June 11, the G7 heads of state had met business leaders to discuss ramping up sustainability efforts, at a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II and her son Prince Charles at Cornwall's Eden Project, a renowned attraction showcasing the world's ecological riches.(Tom Nicholson / REUTERS)

Protestors march during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in Falmouth, during the G7 summit in Cornwall on June 12. On June 11, the G7 heads of state had met business leaders to discuss ramping up sustainability efforts, at a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II and her son Prince Charles at Cornwall's Eden Project, a renowned attraction showcasing the world's ecological riches.(Tom Nicholson / REUTERS)

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A demonstrator holding a placards as "Stop the War" and climate change activists protest in Hayle, during the G7 summit, in Cornwall on June 12. Despite a raft of recent climate pledges by G7 and other countries, campaigners want more detailed plans to be implemented quicker alongside greater aid for poorer nations.(Dylan Martinez / REUTERS)

A demonstrator holding a placards as "Stop the War" and climate change activists protest in Hayle, during the G7 summit, in Cornwall on June 12. Despite a raft of recent climate pledges by G7 and other countries, campaigners want more detailed plans to be implemented quicker alongside greater aid for poorer nations.(Dylan Martinez / REUTERS)

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An incoming tide washes away a part of a giant beach sand artwork depicting the face of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other G7 leaders, created by campaign group Avaaz, at Watergate Bay Beach on June 10.(Tom Nicholson / REUTERS)

An incoming tide washes away a part of a giant beach sand artwork depicting the face of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other G7 leaders, created by campaign group Avaaz, at Watergate Bay Beach on June 10.(Tom Nicholson / REUTERS)

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