Their signs say: "The planet can do without us, but we can not do without the planet" or "Make climate great again": The protest of young people against the current climate policy is growing - as in Belgium.

Around 32,000 children and young people took to the streets in Brussels on Thursday in the "March for the Climate". This reported the Belgian news agency Belga, citing the police.

The demonstrators were partly skipping school lessons to protest for a more ambitious climate policy. For the first time students participated in the protest.

It was only the third edition of the Climate March in Belgium. Last week, 12,500 young people had participated, the first time 3000.

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Under the motto #FridaysForFuture, young people worldwide have been campaigning for climate protection for weeks. Her big role model is the 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg, who skips school every Friday for months to demonstrate for a better climate policy. These days she is speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Last Friday, thousands of students and students in more than 50 German cities went to the streets for more climate protection and danced for part of the school.

For this Friday a big demonstration in Berlin is planned.