the activists of the movement, Extinction, Rebellion want to demonstrate in the coming days, in the world for more climate protection. At the start they blocked important landmark in London.
Around 500 people blocking the road to the U-Bahn-station Oxford Circus. Tourists interrupt their shopping tour and photograph the colorful Protest. The protesters ' drums, to be heard, swing with colorful flags on which is written: "Act now" Is now!
Some of them are even willing to get arrested, as they say. The seven-year-old Ethal Golding camping in the sun with her father on the road. "I want to bring the government to treat our earth well," said Ethal. She travelled with her father from Bristol.
"things have to change," says Ethals father Matt Golding. Climate change must be taken more seriously. In the 30 years of his life, nothing has been seriously done to stop climate change. "Scientists predict for the next 30 years that my daughter and I a difficult time." He wanted that the government is now taking responsibility "and not by the Brexit be distracted".
In many places in London, the activists have pitched tents.Emma Thompson
Golding and his daughter have joined the Protest of the movement, Extinction, Rebellion. The protesters are rebelling against the extinction. You want to do with peaceful Protest and civil disobedience to your concerns carefully. Belongs to the radical demands of the activists to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases by 2025 to Zero. The government should finally tell the truth about climate change, is on a Banner.
Among the supporters, but also the actress Emma Thompson. In a video message, which is circulating in the social networks, calling on them to Protest. "The international Rebellion begins," she says in the Video. "It is a creative and peaceful Protest. It is time that we save our planet. As we all know: There is no planet B.""Until the government talks to us"
The Initiative was founded in the autumn of last year in the UK, climate activists have joined in the last few months in the world, from Mexico City, Berlin, and Vancouver. According to own information belonging to the movement now has around 70,000 people.
Elana is one of the organizers in London. "We block today, there are five places in London," she explains. "Where much is going on and many tourists are on the move." She hopes that tens of thousands of people join the Protest. "We will continue for as long until the government talks to us about our demands."
Rebellion against the extinction - climate protest in London
Anne Demmer, ARD London
15.04.2019 18:48 PM
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