Rebellion against the adult world's failure to stop climate change continues. Several Fridays in a row have a cross-border protests have taken place, in countries such as Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Australia.
Now, on Friday, the biggest protest so far to come, then also to students in the Uk and France closes up.
In the british isles is expected of students in at least 40 cities participate. One of them is 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand in Fort William in Scotland, as well as many others allowed themselves to be inspired by the 16-year-old Greta Thunberg.
" I get so angry and upset when I see that the politicians are not taking climate change seriously. This is really an acute crisis, " says Gillibrand to The Guardian.
it has around 300 high school students and the students decided to introduce ”green Fridays” from the 15th of February. They require a lookout for a domestic flight, a plastförbud, and believe that now required radical measures such as ”autonomous ecological zones” and a medborgarförsamling that can drive on the ecological transition.
– It is not only climate change that concerns us, but also the reduction in biological diversity and social inequality, " says fysikstudenten Lena Lazare to the newspaper Le Monde.
the protests. In Belgium forced the minister of the environment Joke Schauvliege recently resign, then she said that ”unknown groups” were behind them. In Australia, the minister has Matt Canavan stated that ”the only thing you learn of to demonstrate is to end up in the queue at the unemployment office”.
It is no secret that the green-parties welcome and encourage the protests. In the united kingdom provide Greenpeace the students with banners and placards, while a coalition of campaign groups, as the UK Youth Climate Coalition, helping with coordination and media contacts.