Thousands demonstrate in climate strike

Hanover / Bremen (dpa / lni) – In Lower Saxony and Bremen, thousands of people demonstrated in numerous cities on Friday for more climate protection. The predominantly young demonstrators followed a call by the Fridays for Future movement for a global “climate strike”. In Bremen, the police counted up to 4,000 demonstrators at the top. The organizers even spoke of 5000 participants. Slogans such as “Tackling the climate crisis at its roots” and “This is our world” could be read on posters.

According to the police, 1,300 people took to the streets in Hanover, according to Fridays for Future there were 4,000. According to the organizer, 2,000 people protested in Göttingen. Fridays for Future calls for the “radical expansion” of renewable energies and the rapid implementation of a consistent turnaround in traffic. “We continue to see the expansion of the A20 and A39, gas drilling off Borkum is being discussed and new LNG terminals are being built,” said Hanoverian activist Helen Knorre of the “Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung” (Friday). The money for the liquid gas terminals will be used to invest in renewable energies.

Activist Tabea Dammann complained: “We see a very big shift in responsibility from politics to us young people and are praised for putting pressure on us. But we are not the ones in positions of power.” The dry summer has “made clear the decades of climate policy failure,” she emphasized. “So it’s time for something to change.”

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