Berlin's «Fridays For Future» climate strike with Greta Thunberg

Berlin's «Fridays For Future» climate strike with Greta Thunberg

For weeks now, students in Berlin have been going to demonstrations every week instead of school. «Fridays For Future» could be particularly crowded this Friday: A certain young Swede is joining the crowd.

Greta Thunberg

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Greta Thunberg, climate activist

«There Is No Planet B» or «Make Earth Cool Again» is written on the posters that tens of thousands of students around the world carry in front of them every Friday. The founder of the movement, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, is taking part in this week's Berlin «Fridays For Future» demonstration on 29 March 2019.

Speech by Thunberg at Brandenburg Gate

The organizers expect several thousand protesters. The demonstration is registered with 15,000 participants. The protest march will leave the Invalidenpark at 10 a.m. for the Brandenburg Gate, where Thunberg will make a speech. Compared to the previous demonstrations, the protest march will end at the Brandenburg Gate this time, and will not lead back to the Invalidenpark.

Schedule: «Fridays For Future»-protest with Greta Thunberg

  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Lectures, speeches and music in Invalidenpark
  • 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.: March to the Brandenburg Gate / Pariser Platz
  • 12 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.: Various actions, speeches and music at Brandenburg Gate / Pariser Platz
  • 1:15 p.m.: Beginning of the speech of Greta Thunberg
  • 2 p.m.: End of the event
(Without guarantee: Changes in the process are possible at any time)

Greta Thunberg will be in Berlin until Sunday

In addition to the obligatory climate demonstration, the icon of the young movement also plans to visit the Institute for Climate Impact Research. On Saturday she will be honoured with the «Golden Camera» award. She will receive the special climate protection prize, which will be awarded for the first time this year.

«Fridays For Future» is a worldwide movement

In August 2018, Greta Thunberg began her protest for climate protection in front of the Stockholm Reichstag. Every Friday she demonstrated instead of going to school. In many countries, young people followed her example. Fridays For Future" has now become a global movement.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Friday, 29. March 2019 12:11 Uhr

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