Several hundred people demonstrated in Prague today about the climate. They started the protest at Malostranské nmst symbolically in a minute and twelve shouting “You or never”, after the speeches they marched through the city center. According to the activist, politicians still do not pay enough to protect the climate. The protest is part of a worldwide event by the environmental movement Fridays for Future (FFF), and representatives of his esknoe said in August that they wanted to appeal to the government, which will emerge from the new parliamentary elections, to make climate change a priority.
Protesters from both students and adults bring with them banners with inscriptions such as “Climate Justice”, “Nenas zavrat oi” or “We want a healthy planet for our children”. Representatives of the environmental organizations Greenpeace and Duha, the initiative Million Moments for Democracy and Support for Demonstrations took part in the work of the Minister of the Environment Bedich Moldan or the former ombudsman Anna Abatov.
The march through Staromstsk nmst, Na Pkop Street and around the National Theater back to the Lesser Town. participants chant the slogans “Za klima” or “Omladina do ulice, so that in winter there will be no hic”.
Speaking of the FFF movement in the water, they repeated that in the future the government must take concrete steps to protect the climate. They recalled that the June movement assessed the current activities of most parliamentary parties in this area as failing. After the future, the activists will lead the Czech Republic so that the Czech Republic focuses on a sustainable way of life, and after the elections the position of supra-party minister and minister for climate was created. They also want an end to coal by 2030 and emphasize the need for a fair transformation in coal regions. Speeches by other participants highlighted the need for civic engagement and called for participation in the new elections.
The FFF refers to the recently published six evaluators of the first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change at the UN, according to which the world stands in front of several turning points. However, according to the activist, one of the scenes still allows the global warming to remain below the safe limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to the time before the industrial revolution, which is why it is necessary to significantly reduce the amount of emissions from glass gases in the coming years.
The esk branch of Fridays for Future has launched a number of protests in recent years. For example, in March 2019, two thousand medium-sized cyclists passed through Prague, who demanded consistent climate protection and dream emissions. Hundreds of young people arrived on the crack in the year. Last year and this year, the movement filed a joint chamber action against measures against a disease of covid-19. During the worst epidemic measures, activists also protested online.
In the past, student protests also took place in other cities in the Czech Republic; according to the FFF, demonstrations were held in Brno and Ostrava during the day.