Millions take to streets in global climate strike

Thousands of people from all over the world took to the streets to join the “Third World Climate Strike,” a protest triggered by the Fridays for The Future (FFF) movement, which demands from governments concrete actions to resolve the ongoing environmental emergency.

These demonstrations are taking place a few days before the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opens the Climate Summit in New York on September 23, a high-level meeting in which countries were invited to present concrete and realistic plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This week, Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old Swedish environmental activist whose actions were generated from the FFF movement, has participated in several public actions aimed at raising awareness about the environmental emergency.

“Deforestation caused by the devastating expansion of agribusiness, livestock, mining and pollution of rivers contribute to accelerating global climate change,” said the Brazilian Climate Coalition, which joins organizations such as Greenpeace, Fight for the Forest, and Families for Climate.

In the United Kingdom, hundreds of people took to the Westminster neighborhood in London, where the seat of the Government is located. With banners, slogans, and songs, they demanded that the right-wing Prime Minister Boris Johnson put in place measures aimed at tackling the climate crisis.

Sources: EFE, Reuters, Brasil de Fato.

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