A thousand youngsters take part in climate protest

Around a thousand young people took part in a protest organised by the campaign for measures to combat climate change Youth for Climate. The protest march on Friday afternoon was programmed to coincide with International Oceans Week. The participants wished to draw attention to the issue of pollution (for example from plastic waste) in the world’s oceans. The situation is becoming ever worse, the protester believe.

Friday’s march was the first by Youth for Climate this year. The one thousand demonstrators counted by police in Brussels were far fewer in number than at many previous Youth for Climate demonstrations.

As well as Youth for Climate, representatives of Grandparents for Climate, Teachers for Climate, Workers for Climate, Scientists for Climate and Greenpeace were also present at Friday’s demonstration. At the front of the march some of the environmentalist group’s figureheads pushed along for ice sculptures of penguins.

Opvallende activisten in de vorm van vier pinguïns in een ijssculptuur.