young people in Switzerland are calling for in the climate protection actions instead of words. In order to give your request reprints, go to the global day of protest Friday under the slogan "climate strike" throughout the country on the road.
In Lausanne, many young people skipped school to take your concerns to the attention of. At 10.30 a.m. the protest March that led from the station to the city centre started. On signs and Transparent, one could read: "Without a planet, we will look stupid", or "We are hot, hotter than the climate," was one of the loud chants that could be heard.
The police estimated the number of rally participants to around 10'000. Again, many of the adults of the youth movement joined.
Re - "climate strike"Demonstration in Lucerne
Around 1,500 mainly young but also older people demonstrated on Friday afternoon in Lucerne for a stronger climate protection. In the city you would like to submit a Population for a resolution that demands the proclamation of the climate emergency.
"climate protection – Gopfridstutz" shouted the protesters on their way through the city, led by the Swan place via Theater, the Helvetiagärtli. To read on Transparent were sayings like "grandma, what's snow?" or "Make Love, not CO2".
most of The participants were young, but in contrast to the first Lucerne "climate strike" in January, many of the older people, the mitmarschierten had it. In front of the cantonal and economic middle school in the deer moat of the demonstration put a stop to with "Usechoo!"-Do not call to move the end of the strike, students to join in.
In chants calling for the rally, "Climate Justice". This means that those who have benefited by their climate-damaging behaviour, would now need to be accountable, said a speaker. The consequences of climate change are felt. Those who deny this, do you like someone saying the earth was flat.
The demonstrators insisted that their future and their climate. They demanded that Switzerland exclamations of the climate emergency and climate change, officially, as a crisis. Today's climate policy is insufficient to meet the global climate goals, said a speaker.
The climate emergency, the city of Lucerne to exclaim, In the Demonstration was collected for a population of the request with this objective, signatures. A population application is treated in the city Parliament as a Motion. For the condition of 200 signatures is necessary.
Sommaruga shows understanding
Federal Councilor and environment Minister Simonetta Sommaruga understands the impatience of the young people, as she said in an Interview with the news Agency Keystone SDA in Nairobi (Kenya). "We need to give them answers now, because climate change is also arrived in Switzerland," said Sommaruga on Thursday in Nairobi.
the councillor had spoken at the fourth General Assembly of the United Nations environment programme (UNEA-4) for a strengthening of international environmental policy. Not only international Sommaruga for the protection of the environment, you put in the Parliament, with all its possibilities for the development of the CO2 act, said Sommaruga.
Decentralised youth movement
The climate strikes in Switzerland are organised by a decentralised youth movement, which is bound neither to a party nor an Organisation, as it says on the website of the organizers. 14. December had been the first air strike, with around 300 Participants in Zurich.
Meanwhile, there is a growing movement. At the beginning of February demonstrated in 14 other Swiss cities, thousands of students, parents, grandparents and other supporters for a better climate protection and the Declaration of a climate state of emergency. According to police, there were country-wide, more than 38'000 people. According to the organizers, there were 65'000 people.
Start in new Zealand
the global wave of protest had Begun in the early Morning in Asia and Oceania, where also tens of thousands of young people on the streets. Demonstrations in Sydney, Bangkok, New Delhi and Hong Kong. Participants wore placards like "you destroyed our future," and "If you don't act like adults, let's do it" or "We're on strike to the adults to educate."
in Germany, Too, tens of thousands of young people gathered on the street. In Berlin, Cologne and Bremen, respectively, thousands of students with hand-pulled in the morning, the painted posters, and chants through the city. In Germany, more than 220 protest actions are planned.
"change is on the horizon to see
" The student protests go back to the Swedish student, Greta Thunberg. It had begun last year, to demonstrate every Friday in front of the Swedish Parliament for climate protection measures, instead of going to school. For this she was nominated for the Nobel peace prize.
"We are witnessing only the beginning," wrote Thunberg in the short message service Twitter to the recent wave of protests. "I think that change is on the horizon and the people for their future to get up."
in Spite of continued warnings from scientists of the consequences of global warming, the global emissions of climate-damaging carbon dioxide has reached in the past two years, new record values. According to a report by the IPCC in October, only a basic world-wide change of course can prevent a global climate catastrophe. (anf/sda)
Created: 15.03.2019, 13:41 PM