The climate strikers movement has come out of the protests started by 16-year old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg
On Friday, the (new) Leeuwarder branch of the movement will protest for the first time, so reports the Leeuwarder Courant.
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The movement is calling upon people who want the best for the climate to assemble on Friday on the square in front of Leeuwarden station, next to the ‘Love’ fountain. Young and old are welcome: according to the organisers, age is not a barrier to participation. “Climate change will affect all of us”, explain the organisers in their call to action.
Leeuwarden is certainly not the first city to have had climate protests. These closely follow the actions of Thunberg, whose speech at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 in New York a few weeks ago drew huge coverage around the world. Since Thunberg’s first protest in her native Stockholm, more than 7.6 million people in 185 countries and in more than 3,500 places have taken to the streets to protest against ongoing climate inaction- according to the group.
The demonstration will begin at Central Station, whereafter the protesters will gather at the Oldehove.