World Germany: Pro-climate protesters call on the future Government

19:35  22 october  2021
19:35  22 october  2021 Source:   france24.com

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De jeunes militants participent à une marche pour le climat porte de Brandebourg à Berlin, le 22 octobre 2021 © INA Fassbender of young activists participate in a walk for the Brandenburg Gate climate in Berlin, October 22, 2021

Thousands of young activists for the climate Gathered Friday in the center of Berlin to put pressure on the government that will succeed the Coalition of Angela Merkel, so that it takes strong measures against climate change.

The "Fridays for Future" movement had called for this march between the Brandenburg Gate and the government district, one month after the legislative elections of September 26.

brandishing pancarts such as "Make love, no CO2" or "The snow must continue", the protesters chant "our future is not a subject of negotiations!" - Referring to the talks currently underway to form the next coalition.

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The Social Democrats, the winners of the elections, strive to set up an alliance with the ecologists and the Liberal FDP party, with the aim of installing by the beginning of December a new government led by the centrist Olaf Scholz (SPD )

Last week, the parties unveiled a preliminary agreement which includes carbon neutrality by 2045 and an accelerated exit of coal by 2030.

but for the spokesman for Fridays for Future in Germany, Luisa Neubauer, The measures envisaged are "insufficient" to respect Berlin's international commitments in terms of emission reduction, after years of disappointing shares from Merkel governments.

Une petite fille participant à la manifestation pour le climat à Berlin tient une pancart où est inscrit © Ina Fassbender A little girl participating in the climate event in Berlin holds a pancart where is registered "My future?! SOS", October 22, 2021

The movement requests that the exit target of coal in 2030 becomes Legally binding and that the powerful German automotive industry ceases by 2025 to build vehicles with engines burn fossil fuels.

Friday, the protesters have been particularly frustrated by the fact that the Liberals have torpedo a proposal to introduce a speed limitation on the highways of the country. They hue the name of the leader of the FDP, Christian Lindner.

"It's something that would only cost anything and that would make a big difference," la la lana ten, 23 years old, architectural student in Dresden, who went to the capital for the rally. Her friend Celine Schneider, a law student, implored the greens of "do not let himself be" in the negotiations with their partners.


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