it has long been a kind of Star. Thousands came on a Friday morning in Hamburg at the goose market. To see also, and especially, to you: Greta Thunberg, Swedish, 16 years old, the face of a movement.
about half a year Ago Thunberg has begun all alone in front of the Reichstag in Stockholm in order to go on strike for stronger climate protection measures in your country. By appearances at the UN climate change conference in the Polish city of Katowice (Katowice) and at the world economic forum in Davos, it has become world famous. Pupils and students all over the world demonstrate, in the meantime, according to their model, under the Motto #Friday forfuture for more climate protection, including every Friday thousands in Germany. Since you've currently on holiday, could you travel through Europe, in Brussels, Paris and Antwerp to the school strikes, to participate, says Thunberg. Now it is the first Time in Hamburg.
Even before she shows up, advise could Dodge the organizers, in which side streets you still. "We are real to many. We must get the people somehow distributed in a different way," says one.
and Then finally it comes. "Dude, there she is! The girl with the POM-POM hat", calls on a student. Greta Thunberg runs in the first series of the demo train behind the Transparent "March now or swim later".daily mirror Background of energy & climate try it Now for free!
Rarely has pulled a 16-Year-old so much hate. Again and again she was criticized. Their Protest against the climate policy is controlled. From their parents or from environmental organizations. She denied always. But here she is among friends. Not to say: Fans. Again and again the cortege to stop, because a number of young people overtake the train, to take a photograph of Greta Thunberg. Folder, you push back.
Before her appearance in Hamburg Greta Thunberg had praised the commitment of the German students: "What is happening in Germany, makes me incredibly hopeful. And the German school strikers have already written history,“ she said. "Therefore, it is a great honour for me to stand at your side." Germany looks at you as one of the most important countries in the fight against climate change. "Yes, Germany is a major player. What Germany is doing has a huge influence on the entire world. That's why I think you should look at this as a great opportunity,“ she said.
The daily mirror has some of the students asked how they perceive the climate protests and what drives them.
Jannik and Jacob: "climate change was with us in the classroom never really a theme"
Linus (15), Lino (14) and Ben (14): "we Feel a bit screwed over"
And Dagmar Reemtmsa, 86, is proud of these youth. "We tell all of this for 20 years, now the people start to listen, she says. Actually, she is here to advertise for the environmental group outskirts.
There remains time for a happy dance:
the Hamburg school Senator Ties Rabe is, however, less happy about the school strike: "I am delighted when young people engage for a better world. And on the last day before the holidays, well, Yes... But it has a little bit of convincing, to demonstrate, of all things, in the school time. No one improved the world, by skipping school,“ he tweeted on Friday.
support came from the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze. Because of the compulsory education could not be made "durable," said Schulze on Friday in the SWR"topic of the day". But the commitment was impressive. "We should be glad" that young people fight for their future. Protests on Friday afternoon would probably have received far less attention.More about
climate protection, truancy against climate changeSusanne Ehlerding
Greta Thunberg self-made students of courage: "It may take a while, but we have to be patient," she said at the final rally on the city hall market. (with Material from dpa and AFP)