Numerous, mainly youth, demonstrators in various parts of the world took part in the first global climate strike day in almost half a year. The International Climate Movement “Friday for the Future” and Swedish climate activist Greta Dunberg have already shared pictures and recordings of protests around the world in the early hours of the morning.
Among them were activists from countries that already felt strongly the effects of the climate crisis, such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and Kenya in Africa.
“No empty promises”
“Friday for the Future” today called for the first global climate fight of the year. Under the motto of “#NoMoreEmptyPromises” – no empty promises – the organizers wanted to protest in more than 50 countries against the promotion of fossil fuels, and they found that climate policy was lacking and inadequate.
In Dunberg’s hometown of Stockholm, protesters placed protest signs in central Circles Dork Square, reading “Science is not quiet” and “Time is running out”. According to a tweet from scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany, Arctic and Antarctic researchers have backed the protests.