Young climate activists protest in Belgium and around the world today

Young climate activists protest in Belgium and around the world today
Photo taken before the coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Belga

Climate strikes will be taking place in over 50 countries today, including in Belgium, where Youth for Climate has organised a protest limited to 100 people in accordance with current coronavirus measures.

Friday’s protest will be the seventh global climate strike organised by Fridays for Future, a global climate movement for climate action that started in August 2018 with Greta Thunberg.

Youth for Climate will travel through the Rue de la Loi in Brussels in the afternoon between 1:00 and 3:00 PM, hoping to create a sense of urgency in regards to climate change.

“We have still not encountered any political action towards a liveable world,” said Anuna De Wever, a Belgian climate activist and one of the leading figures in the climate movement in Belgium.

“We are once again joining forces and demanding certainty for a sustainable and inclusive future for everyone.”

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Because of the coronavirus, the protests taking place across the world today have been adapted to various lockdown measures.

Only 100 participants are allowed to gather for the strike in Brussels, and all spots have been claimed. People can follow the movement online, however.

Youth for Climate has strongly urged activists to adhere to the coronavirus measures and stay home if experiencing any symptoms of the virus.

Helen Lyons

The Brussels Times

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