The environmental protection group Extinction Rebellion has occupied three intersections in downtown Zurich at the same time. The rally was not officially approved. 134 people were “brought to a police station for further clarification,” according to the report by the Zurich city police.
According to Extinction Rebellion, around 200 people are on sit-in strike in the short term – “Peaceful but disturbed,” wrote the environmental group. In this way, it could ask the Federal Council, among other things, to officially recognize and communicate “the existential threat posed by the ecological one and its causes and consequences”.
One protester said: “Unfortunately we saw on June 13th that politics is very slow and that the C02 law has been rejected. And now it is important to get as many people as possible on board and to sensitize them to the fact that people are putting more pressure on politics. “
In a referendum on June 13th, an amended law was proposed to initiate a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in Switzerland 51.6 percent of the vote was rejected. Extinction Rebellion announced that the protests would continue. Due to the demonstration, there were traffic disruptions in Zurich on the first day of the week.