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World actions in more than 80 countries: Fridays for Future calls to worldwide protests for climate protection on

13:45  24 september  2021
13:45  24 september  2021 Source:   sueddeutsche.de

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More than 450 actions plan the activists on this Friday alone in Germany alone - two days before the general election. But there is also criticism of the "climate strike".

Eine Klimademonstration von Fridays for Future im März 2019. © Michael Kappeler / DPA A climate demonstration of Fridays for Future in March 2019. Fridays for Future calls to worldwide protests for climate protection on

The activists of Friday's for Future call for more climate protection for this Friday for their eighth worldwide protest for more climate protection. As the organization announced on Thursday, at least 1400 "climate strings" and actions are planned in more than 80 countries. In all EU countries, the activists want to go to the street in order to demand an ambitious climate protection policy by the political people.

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Even in Germany, the climate protectioners only want to set a clear sign two days before the federal election next Sunday and sensitize people for the topic. So far, more than 450 actions are registered in all federal states. Especially large rallies await the organizers in Hamburg, Berlin, Freiburg and Cologne. In Berlin, the initiator of the movement, the Swedine Greta Thunberg, will be a guest and at noon together with the German activist Luisa Neubauer go to the street.

Under the motto "All for the climate", according to Fridays for Future, have also affiliated civil society organizations such as environmental associations and churches. In addition, more than 4,000 companies should participate. The last worldwide protest action was on 19 March this year.

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The Economically Veronika Grimm criticized the discussion about climate policy in the election campaign as a one-sided national measures. "Unfortunately, we often discuss national and small parts in Germany in Germany, so we are not on the right path," she said the Augsburger General . "It would be counterproductive, Germany to make climate-neutral, if companies move away at the same time, our innovative strength decreases and emissions only shift, ie other countries eject more emissions."

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The German Teacher Association criticized the participation of students at the protests. "We reject it that the compulsory education in favor of political actions - such as a so-called climate strike - is repealed," said President Heinz-Peter Meidinger the editorial network Germany. He justified this with the endangerment of the necessary political neutrality of the state, which is responsible for school operations.

"Otherwise, the question arises, for which political actions one would get school-free and for which not. If one can then school-free for a demo against the glader, for peace in the world, for the liberation of Palestine or against" surprise " take? ", says Meidinger. The school should not distinguish between "good" and "bad" unauthorized actions. "Now for a strike to tap the lessons, is not appropriate," Meidinger said the newspapers of the Funke Media Group. Pupils who failed a classic work or a clusurer risked a six.

Neubauer demanded the next Federal Government to act: "The upcoming legislative period is historical. In the next four years, climate protection must be implemented faster, more compliant and consistent than ever before," she said the German Press Agency.

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