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Canada: a massive mobilization of the climate strike

2019-09-28T06:28:00.246Z

The climate strike on Friday, September 27, attracted a lot of enthusiasm across Canada, but particularly in Montreal, where hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets to demand more action from elected officials, ...



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The young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg during the march for the climate of Friday, September 27 in Montreal. REUTERS / Andrej Ivanov

The climate strike on Friday, September 27, attracted a lot of excitement across Canada, but especially in Montreal, where hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets to demand more action from politicians, Greta Thunberg, at their home. head. The youth mobilized and most high schools and universities had suspended their classes for the day. In Quebec City, the event was also unequaled.

With our correspondent in Quebec , Pascale Guéricolas

We have rarely seen so many protesters in front of the Quebec Parliament demanding action from governments: " How much is the speech of a 16-year-old girl with glasses? To blow on the spark of anger and hope! "

Gigantic demonstration in Quebec City for the climate strike! #FridayForFuture #ClimateAction # 27September # Quebec # MarcheForTheClimat pic.twitter.com/GOVT9zWbE4

CKIA FM 88.3 (@CkiaFm) September 27, 2019

Highly mobilized, middle and high school students have invaded the streets to express their concern about a planet whose adults do not care enough, according to this girl: " It is up to us to act now because if no, nobody will not do it .

Hypocritical speech

An early environmentalist, André Bélisle, one of the organizers of this great march, considers the Liberal government's speech on the environment to be hypocritical: " I still remember Justin Trudeau in Paris, with his hand on his heart, who told us "We will do everything we can, we will be leaders in the world." At the same time, he authorized pipeline projects . "

See also : Climate Strike: Young people around the world mobilized

With slangs in hand, the students at this Quebec primary school were supporting their elders in the street. And Alexis, 10, had a message for elected officials: " The government, listen to us. You may not know, but the planet is changing dramatically. And maybe in these last centuries, we will not be there anymore. Act now ! "

Inundated, protesters promise governments to keep an eye on them.

Source: rfi

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