The La-Ola-wave at the Zurich Central is significant for the rally on Saturday afternoon. A Minute long it's been in the city previously. Grandpas, high school girls, young men and mothers with children were huddled on the ground, and had been silent – for those who are already suffering from climate change. Then she stood up from the front. The jerk was in this Moment, for all the palpable and visible. Then they all together chanted: "We are here, we are loud because they are stealing our future."
Zurich in motion
well over 10'000 people were followed up on Saturday in Zurich the call to go for more climate protection on the road. Thousands were also in the 13 other Swiss cities, in which at the same time was demonstrated. In Lausanne 10'000 people demonstrated, according to police information.
Those wave, which is hoped for by the organizers of the "climate strike", was the rally at the weekend in fact, to the whole population over-spills. "It is as if the whole of Zurich on the move", says a gray-haired Participant. The young and the Old for three hours, walked through the city centre. Together, they shouted in chorus: "Who sini Zuekunft? Oisi Zuekunft!" or "climate emergency right now!".
Many participants had self-made Transparent in the air, some of those carrier bags made from recycled paper, which had printed a company specially for the occasion. Dominik Waser, one of the organisers, said: "We are overwhelmed. Of course we hoped to be a success, because we had invested a lot of time to reach other generations. But we would not have thought of." They went out of around 5000 protesters, the city police had expected 400.
The convoy of Demonstrators was drawn from the Helvetia square through the long street under the leadership of the Central passing the town hall. The cantonal youth Parliament held during its third session. The Focus of the youth: climate change. They developed demands, and adopted it as a Petition to the Canton, and member of the cantonal government.
More actions scheduled
During the Demonstration, various Tram and bus lines were interrupted. The event was peaceful. To conclude on the bürkliplatz, the organisers and all who have had a Cup or a plate, soup made from donated and distributed surplus Sandwiches from the Ässbar. Then all cried out again, loudly: "The oceans are rising and so are we." In February, the organisers will advise of further actions. Among the participants, many who had never participated in a Demonstration.
Why adults of the climate-Demonstration of young people
Maria Cecilia Keller (50), Zurich
"It's been a long time since the last Time I stood up for a thing so am. This was during the Anti-NUCLEAR movement. Currently I am working as a teacher in a Kindergarten, and to me, it is a concern that the children can swim as adults in a lake and no oxygen mask.
Recently one of the kids made of wood, has a castle of blocks built. In the case of a clog I asked it whether that was a trap door. It looked at me puzzled, and said: "The solar cells." I thought Super to me:. So it must be, and so it must remain. Thus, the really so, I am here on the road. I think it's great that the high school Student and College students, have brought all the others into the boat."
David Künzler (54), Zurich
"This is a wonderful thing. From my point of view, climate policy should be the main concern of politics and the economy. The climate affects all of us. We don't protect it we have to pay for it is expensive. It is about our existence, our life.
In my everyday life I try to save a day of electricity, with solar cells on the balcony. A car I have, for emergencies, I use Mobility. In the city I ride with the Velo, in the holidays, we would go with the camper. When shopping, protection of the environment is exhausting. Everywhere it has plastic on it. Since we have the recycle, we have massively less waste. A sincere thanks to the boys that they started to put up a fight."
Mirjam Sieber (46), Zurich
"As a mother of three children and as a teacher, I'm Worried about what my Generation and the next to inherit. It is adult to us to make the right decisions for the future of the young. We try to pay attention as a family in the Small on the climate. We do not have a car, and eat little meat. In addition, two of the five members of the family are vegetarians.
But we can't improve the climate. It urgently needs non-slip policy measures, and we want to use us. My daughters and I are together for the first Time in a Demonstration, because this issue is really important to us."
Created: 03.02.2019, 23:19 PM