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Hundreds of thousands expected: Global climate strike: Protests planned in almost 160 states


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Berlin (AP) - On a global strike for more climate protection expected the youth movement Fridays for Future on Friday several hundred thousand participants. In Germany alone, more than 500 actions and demonstrations are registered in dozens of cities.

For the international strike week that begins Friday, activists have announced protests in more than 2600 cities in nearly 160 states.

The protest movement initiated by the Swede Greta Thunberg is supported by pupils and students. They demand from politics more ambition in the fight against global warming and the impending climate catastrophe. Above all, according to the Paris Climate Agreement, global warming must be reduced to below 1.5 degrees compared to pre-industrial times.

For the first time Fridays for Future appeals to all adults to join the protests. "Tomorrow we strike back! (We'll be back tomorrow), "wrote Thunberg on Thursday afternoon on Twitter.

The mass protest is also directed against the session of the Climate Cabinet on Friday in Berlin. The Federal Government Committee wants to launch a billion-euro legislative package on climate protection. Many environmental organizations fear that the measures will not be enough to avert the impending climate catastrophe.

Fridays for Future on Twitter

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Source: zeit

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