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Turn Off your brain is meant to be!

record a protest in the rain: For a stronger climate policy and more than 10 000 pupils and students from the Odeon square to the Theresienwiese. The Demo shuts down, even the traffic temporarily.

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shortly before the beginning of the climate-Demonstration "Fridays for our Future," was it on Friday morning on the Odeonsplatz hardly come Through. More than 10 000 pupils and students thronged with colorful umbrellas and handmade posters between Feldherrnhalle, Theatinerkirche and the Residenz in the dense rain. The had to give the first cardboard signs, although after a few minutes to beat, but the mood in the square not dampened the weather. Again and again the youth climate protesters agreed with the battle cry "We are here, we are loud, because you are our future swipes", or the sound of "What do we want? - Climate justice! - When do we want it? - Now!".

this great popularity overwhelmed co-organiser Antonia Messerschmitt. In the case of the authorities, the movement had logged 5000 participants and is still on the day before the student doubted whether the number could be achieved due to the poor weather forecast that threatened the school references, and the semester break. But when they announced at 14 o'clock on the stage at the Theresienwiese - the goal of the Demonstrationszugs - the number of participants, was bewunderndes "This is so precious!" in the joy cry of the young activists.

For Ulrich and Uta, it was important to support the young people in their protests. Therefore, they are driven out of Attenkirchen, in the state capital. In everyday life, the two 71-Year-old plastic, try to avoid. You can also bike or use public transportation, grow your own vegetables in the garden, have insulated your house and try to turn the Heating no energy is wasted.

image: Alessandra Schellnegger

For the Demonstration has collected Natalia waste and your poster is glued. However, this is not your own to waste, because the 16-year-old student waived in the almost time to plastic. For them, it was the first-Fridays-for-Future-Demonstration, for which they travelled from Schongau by train. Their classmates, the journey was too far, or you had to learn for school tasks. Natalia wants to catch up the fabric at the weekend.

image: Alessandra Schellnegger

Lotta is normally in the Waldorf school in Munich-Schwabing. The twelve-year-old schoolgirl was for the first Time in Fridays, for the Future, but also had the environment in mind. With her parents she buys in a bulk plastic-free shop, in addition, an electric car has your family.

image: Alessandra Schellnegger

Ferdi (left) and Maxi (right) braved together with her mother the cold rain. If Maxi is not going to Protest, he March for the climate, every Morning, two kilometres to the Kindergarten, instead of letting the car drive. In addition, the five year old has a reusable yogurt Cup.

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had to shut down The drivers, who were previously forced to approximately on the square of the victims of national socialism to Wait for more than ten minutes of your motors. To the posters who passed them, you could the question "grandma, what polar bears?" or sayings such as "The Dinos thought they had more time." and "turn Off your brain is meant to be!" read.

With their protests which take place according to the model of the Swedish climate protection activist Greta Thunberg every Friday, calling the young people to a more consistent climate policy. Hearing you find in German politics now, but that's not enough Messerschmitt and your comrades-in-arms. "We need concrete actions that have the effect of, for example, that Germany is in breach of the Paris climate protection goals," said the 19-Year-old. Lea, a 16-year-old Participant, stated: "The politicians now need to respond, otherwise we live young sometime in a contaminated world."

To the criticism, the students just wanted to skip school, had prepared to counteract the organizers on their stage at the Theresienwiese several lectures. So you informed with Talk of climate justice, criticism of Consumerism and mass animal husbandry. In addition, there was a Poetry Slam against deforestation. Between the presentations, music groups and Bands. The beginning of the Big Band Dachau made. After that, the Indie-Band Kytes, the rock group Killerpilze and the singer-songwriter Hans Söllner followed. In the afternoon the number of participants was reduced, however, probably because of the heavy rain and cold wind - according to police estimates, around 1500 protesters.

Munich was the only city in the free state of young people for the climate demonstrated. So about 2300 protested in Nuremberg, in Erlangen, 400, in Augsburg, 300, in Regensburg, Germany, 800 and in Bamberg up to 500 pupils and students. Details of Fridays for the Future, went to Germany in more than 220 cities young people on the street.

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