Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) – On the worldwide protest day of the climate protection movement Fridays For Future, thousands of people took to the streets in several cities in the south-west. Under the motto #PeopleNotProfit (“People not Profit”), the participants demonstrated, among other things, for the phase-out of coal, gas, oil and nuclear power and for a turnaround in transport.
One of the largest campaigns in Baden-Württemberg took place in Freiburg. According to the police, 8,000 people took part in the demonstration around the city center. In addition to Fridays For Future, various initiatives such as Greenpeace, BUND and “grandmas against the right” were there.
The activists in Freiburg started the day of protest with a new protest format, the “school storm” at about a dozen schools. In small groups, they disrupted the lessons with megaphone announcements and loud music to motivate the students to join the demonstration in the city center.
It was noticed that fewer and fewer students were taking part in the campaigns, said press spokeswoman Elisabeth Gehrmann. That’s why they wanted to take up the basic idea of Fridays For Future, truancy, anew. Teachers had a mixed reaction to the action.
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