On the streets, young people in Athens and around the world are calling for action on climate change
Young people around the world are taking to the streets today calling for urgent action to prevent catastrophic climate change, making their biggest protest since the pandemic of Covid-19.
The mobilization takes place five weeks before its COP26 summit UN which aims to ensure more ambitious climate action by world leaders to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions greenhouse effect and raise the temperature on the planet.
“Everyone talks about promises, but no one keeps his promise. We want more action, “said Farzana Farouk Jumou, a 22-year-old climate activist in Dhaka, Bangladesh. “We want work, not just promises.”
The demonstrations started in Asia and were planned in more than 1,500 locations, according to the Fridays for Future youth movement. In Germany alone, organizers expect hundreds of thousands of people to take part in more than 400 demonstrationsThe
In Britain, the port of Dover, which is the port with the highest truck traffic in Europe, announced that protesters blocked his entrance and exit today.
THE environmental organization Insulate Britain, which this month had repeatedly blocked the country’s busiest motorway around London, said more than 40 people had blocked a roundabout leading to the port.
“We are working with the police and apologizing for the inconvenience. The port remains open “, was discovered by the port authority.
THE National Motorway Service announced that the A20 road to the port, through which about 6,000 trucks pass a day, has been blocked.
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