Many hundreds of people gathered around Tanzania to demonstrate against climate injustice around COP26. Events ranged from marches, to rallies, to beach clean-ups. XR Tanzania went on a courageous march through the streets of Dar es Salaam, the country's capital, to raise awareness about the climate crisis and demand action at COP26. It wasn’t long before the authorities shut it down. The majority of the country’s population has no concept of climate change, and like many governments, promises to tackle the issue have not yet resulted in policies. Plastic pollution in Tanzania is a colossal problem. Plastic pollutants encourage the spread of pathogens such as cholera and malaria, contaminate food and water systems, and substantially reduce air quality when burnt. Yet, no measures are taken against the major plastic polluters of the region; multinationals like Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pepsi-Co and Unilever. The poor have no voice in Tanzania, but they do have ears. XR Tanzania believes that once the knowledge is out there, people will start demanding better.