A bicycle march kicked off yesterday morning in the German capital, Berlin, as part of protests demanding better climate protection.
The activists set out from Ernst-Reutherplatz square, in the Charlottenburg district, towards the city center. Among those calling for the protest march is End Glende, which demands an immediate end to the use of coal for power generation.
Thousands of people in Berlin are expected to take part in the global protest week, calling on the political community to take decisive action to protect the climate.
A group of mostly young people gathered in front of the Wall of the Chancellery in Berlin, carrying a large banner reading: "Will the climate chancellor come back?"
Leaders of Germany's ruling coalition continue to seek an agreement on a climate protection strategy.
More than 530 demonstrations are planned in Germany, according to Friday's Movement for the Future.
For the global strike week, which began yesterday, activists announced protests in more than 2,600 cities in some 160 countries.