The residents of Bristol are angry at popular eco-activist Greta Thunberg after her supporters ruined the city's historic green.
Tens of thousands of people attended a climate change rally where Thunberg gave a speech before leading a march around Bristol.
In rainy weather, much of the grass where people stood turned into mud.
A fundraiser was set up after the rally, with some people calling on the organisers to compensate for the damaged green.
Jon Usher, head of partnerships of Bristol-based charity Sustrans, who set up a GoFundMe page, said, as quoted by BBC:
"I did it knowing how important the green is to our staff as a place to go in the spring and summertime. I thought it would be nice to give something back to the city."
The aftermath of the Bristol rally has been widely discussed on social media.
OH THE IRONY— Daily Bugle 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 (@dailybugle1898) February 28, 2020
A fundraising page has been set up to repair College Green in Bristol after it was turned into a mud bath by crowds at today's climate strike. Thousands of people gathered in the rain to listen to Greta Thunberg deliver her message on protecting the environment. pic.twitter.com/LTUBvaL2pq
So environment lovers wrecked the environment! You couldn't write it.— Bill greathead (@VillredBill) February 28, 2020
Instead of crowdfunding, why don't those who were there give up their pocket money and pay to repair the damage themselves
I think @GretaThunberg should be paying to repair this. It’s her spouting nonsense that caused it.— Chuffington (@Chuffington2) February 28, 2020
They cry about climate change and destroy the grass that they are so supposed to defending!! Isn’t it Ironic???— IMISTHE”MERICA”BOWLBROS⭐️⭐️⭐️🇺🇸🙏 (@IMISTHEBOWLBROS) March 1, 2020