30,000 take part in Brussels climate demonstration 

All over the country protesters young and old have taken to the streets in towns across the country to call for effective measures to help tackle climate change. The around twenty local protests and a mass demonstration in Brussels in which 30,000 people took parton Friday afternoon were  held as part of the “Global strike for future". 

The global action has been organized by Youth for Climate. This time the call to take action has gone out to people of all ages and is backed by the trade unions. People in 100 countries worldwide took part.  

30,000 took part in a national climate march in Brussels. It set off from outside Brussels North Railway Station at 1pm and will made its way through the centre of Brussels before arriving at Brussels South Railway Station later in the afternoon. From 5pm students for climate  staged an open meeting to discuss climate issues.

Participents met in towns and cities such as Liège, Mons, Tournai, Leuven, Bruges, Ostend, Kortrijk, Dendermonde… before leaving for Brussels

The unions are supporting the action. They have united behind the protest under the Workers for Climate banner. The unions have 5 demands. that include an ambitious climate plan and climate legislation that guarantees an ecological and social transition. Furthermore they also want a single federal minister to be responsible for climate, energy and transport.