“Fridays for Future”: Almost 10,000 people demonstrate in Berlin for climate protection

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Thousands of people demonstrate for climate protection in Berlin

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Under the motto “You don’t leave us a choice”, “Fridays for Future” called for a climate protest in Berlin. Thousands of participants gathered at the Brandenburg Gate on Friday afternoon. The occasion is also the start of coalition negotiations in the federal government.

Thousands of demonstrators in Berlin have demanded better climate protection from the future federal government. Almost four weeks after the general election, supporters of the Fridays for Future movement and other alliances protested.

According to a police spokesman, the registered number of 10,000 participants was almost reached, specifically he spoke of a “high four-digit” number. According to the organizers, around 3,000 participants from all over Germany had come, but initially there was no further information.

In view of the stormy weather, the initiators had meanwhile considered shortening the event. The final rally should therefore already take place at the SPD headquarters in Kreuzberg. Once there, the organizers decided differently. After consultation, it was possible to end the route back to the Brandenburg Gate as originally planned, said a spokeswoman. Ultimately, the supporters of the “Fridays for Future” movement went to Potsdamer Platz and declared the demonstration over there at 3pm at around 3pm.

List of demands addressed to the future government

The environmentalists of “Fridays for Future” called, among other things, a binding coal phase-out by 2030 and an installation stop for fossil combustion engines from 2025. Further rallies were planned in Baden-Württemberg and Thuringia, among others.

On Wednesday, the climate protection activists presented a catalog of demands aimed at a future federal government. Activist Luisa Neubauer said: “We are not talking about the greening of government work, we are talking about comprehensive system changes that are pending. A ‘business as usual’ in eco-liberal is doomed to failure.”

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Broadcast: radioeins, 10/22/2021, 10:00 a.m.


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