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Climate demo with the Velo

In Bern, have gathered on Saturday afternoon, about 1500 climate strike. The protesters marched for once, but drove the bike through the streets. So you want to make the "connection between transport and climate crisis", as you write in a message.

Demo on the Bicycle

Earlier, at 13.30 on the Berne Fabrikstrasse 8, University centre, the College of education, a meeting point for the Velo-team. On-site participants find the idea to demonstrate with the two-wheeled, well. "This is something different," said a young woman, laughing. Also the weather is, the sun is shining, not a cloud is visible.

The average age is low, but there have appeared also some older in the Demonstration: "I am, ever since I can remember, with the bike on the road," says one of them. Therefore, he had to participate in this rally, necessarily, he says.

just before the convoy is in motion, are still not a lot of people. The Briefing of the climate movement for the organizers is: "We are peaceful, we will remain peaceful," says the word leading. If someone break something, you should make him aware, or to stop, he says.

14 at a biked many of the meeting point in the Bern Fabrikstrasse 8. An army of bicycles in formation. As one begins to press the bell, to do it to him some, the jingle is loud.

The parade will start shortly after 14 o'clock. Via Länggassstrasse the Demonstration to the bulwark moves, more about the Lorraine bridge and Victoria road to the Kornhaus bridge. Through the old town and in the Federal house over the many Participating continue to cook Park. There, the bikes come gradually to approximately 15.15 o'clock to a standstill.

At the Länggassstrasse also some motorists who wanted to turn in the main road. You have the Look. Also people who are using public transport on the road, had to wait on Saturday.

The spook was over relatively quickly, the entourage will move quickly to the rendezvous point cook Park. The demonstrators still want to offer up to 19 hours of music and Workshops.

Thunberg as Auslöserin

The climate of the strike movement in Switzerland sees itself as a decentralized youth movement. According to its own information, it is organized democratically. The motion specifies, "to be neither a party nor an Organisation".

The movement arose at the end of 2018. Auslöserin Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden. In a speech at a UN conference in Poland to handle the politicians, because of their climate policy in focus. The Video spread virally on the net, and to organize in Switzerland, many young people began. (The Federal government)

Created: 20.04.2019, 17:32 PM

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