At the beginning of October, climate activist Lina (18) paralyzed traffic in Zurich. So she wanted to draw attention to the climate crisis. But she became meanwhile.
the essentials in brief
- Lina (18) is a climate activist at the Swiss climate strike.
- The high school graduate was arrested because she was blocking traffic in Zurich.
- Nevertheless, she is not giving up her fight for more climate justice.
At the beginning of October, climate activists paralyzed traffic in the city of Zurich with equal frequency. The activists wanted to get politicians to stand up for climate protection.
The result was numerous evictions and dozens of liabilities. Among them died 18-year-old climate activist Lina, who had blocked traffic for three hours on a bamboo scaffold.
The high school graduate was released after 48 hours of detention. In a video interview with Nau.ch, she now talks about her goals and hopes with regard to the climate crisis.
Hope in politics
For her there was no clear moment in her life that brought her to the climate movement. «It was a long process. I always learned more about the climate crisis and trained myself, ”says Lina. Then it became clear to her how bad the situation was and that she now had to take action herself.
After her campaign in Zurich, the 18-year-old hopes that something will happen in Bundesbern: “It’s the same as after every campaign: I hope that politicians will do something about the climate crisis and that we as a country will do something.”
Next climate strike this month
The target: The Swiss financial center, which, according to Lina, causes two percent of global emissions. “We therefore call on the banks to disclose their investments transparently. In addition, they should no longer invest in oil and gas companies. “
Despite the many setbacks in recent years, Lina does not want to give up the fight for more climate justice: “The climate crisis can get out of hand. But I still have the hope that we can do it. There’s not much else I can do, ”she laughs.
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