Students in more than a hundred countries enter Friday’s action for the climate. Also in the Netherlands, where the city of Utrecht has been chosen, there was a demonstration. The so-called ‘klimaatspijbelaars’ have a mars walked through town.
The actions take place on got 1.623 locations in 119 countries. The coordinators of the global day of action expect a total of more than a million participants.
The Dutch organizer is Youth For Climate, which is rather a large klimaatmars in The Hague organized. The protesters walked from 12.00 hours of Park Nieuweroord, near Utrecht Central station, to the Wilhelminapark.
In many other countries students used to be on the street again. On social media images of thousands of protesters in Italy, Germany, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
‘Klimaatspijbelaars’ screech ‘CO2, get rid of it’ during march in Utrecht
Students ask attention for climate change
Young people demand action against climate change
The young people demand that the political measures in the fight against climate change. A number of organisers have here talks about conducted with prominent politicians in their country.
The students are inspired by the sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg. The Swedish activist began in August with a weekly protest at the building of the parliament in Stockholm.
The teenager counts as a figurehead of a protest movement that is now in multiple countries. In addition students also have other groups that are united in the fight against climate change, such as teachers and the elderly.
Protest in the German city of Cologne. (Photo: AFP)
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