Thousands of Greek students protested against climate change in the country’s largest cities on Friday morning.
Rallies were held in many cities across the nation, including Kalamata, Chania, Patras, and Thessaloniki; the largest action was held in the capital city of Athens.
The young protesters at Syntagma Square joined their voices with millions of others who demonstrated at the same time around the world on September 20, using the hashtag #ClimateStrike global mobilization.
Large protests have been held in London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and many other cities around the globe.
The young Greek protesters participating in the worldwide student movement called ”Fridays For Future,” were demonstrating against what they view as the inadequate response to climate change by world leaders.
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There are NO pictures to do this justice. Early numbers say 400’000 across Australia. 100’000 in Berlin. 100’000 in London. 50’000 in Hamburg. And preliminary number in Germany is 1,4 million people!!! But it’s beyond huge everywhere!!!! In every city. Every town. This picture is Athens, Greece. Together we are changing the world. #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike
Some of the slogans heard were ”The climate is changing, why don’t we change too?” and ”Let’s act now,” while the students marched in central Athens.
The students held scores of placards, with slogans and messages both in Greek and English, with most of them taking either a very humorous or provocative tone.
Students across the globe are expected to repeat their action again next Friday, September 27.