“Youth for Climate” condemns violence on the fringe of their usually peaceful and clean marches
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    “Youth for Climate” condemns violence on the fringe of their usually peaceful and clean marches

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    Brussels March for Climate on Sunday was tainted by damage committed by “gilet jaune” (yellow jackets) present on the fringe of the march. Youth for Climate said they had nothing to do with these trouble-makers.”It’s a pity thugs came and did this damage, because our marches have always been clean and peaceful. We totally dissociate our movement from these acts”, Youth for Climate figure Anuna De Wever stated. 

    “The police did its job and managed to isolate the troublemakers. Fortunately, there were no casualties among our protesters,” Kim Le Quang from Rise for Climate said. 

    Some 8,000 people demonstrated Sunday on the streets of the capital, following Parliament’s refusal on Thursday to revise Article 7a of the Constitution. 

    “This is also why people continue to protest. Politicians must realize that the less they do, the more we do. I really hope they are not just going to ignore us. We will continue to go down onto the streets. That is what democracy is about, “De Wever concluded.

    The Brussels Times