Tens of thousands of students in Australia followed the call for global clashes on Friday and stayed away from the school.
They gathered in 110 cities and communities in Australia for the "Global Strike 4 Climate", the largest rallies launched in Sydney and Melbourne. In the city of Alice Springs, in the center of Australia, hundreds of people demonstratively lay down on the ground and killed themselves.
One motto that has been on billboards for a long time is: "You are dying of old age, I am dying of climate change". In this way, the children and adolescents point out that by the middle of the century they will directly experience the consequences of global warming predicted by climate researchers.
In a call from the Australian broadcasters, it says, "We're beating the school so our politicians realize they need to take our future seriously." Climate change must finally be understood as a crisis.
"There are no jobs on a dead planet"
"You die of old age, I'm dying of climate change": With apocalyptic messages and tens of thousands, young people in Australia have launched the global action day "Global Strike 4 Climate".
A key demand from protesters in Sydney and organizers in 110 other locations in Australia: No emissions of carbon dioxide from 2030 onwards. The goal is to slow down global warming caused by mankind.
Opponents of climate change measures in business and politics argue that stricter emission reduction measures would jeopardize jobs. This poster is addressed to them: "There are no jobs on a dead planet."
Also a common slogan: "There is no planet B."
The Climate Cabinet of the Federal Government is currently meeting in Berlin, Germany's contribution to climate protection is being sought. On Friday, the measures will be presented.
In Germany, according to organizers of the "Fridays for Future" protests in more than 500 cities protests are planned to demand from the policy faster and more decisive action.
Worldwide, the youth movement "Fridays for Future" is expecting several hundred thousand participants. In Germany, more than 500 actions and demonstrations are registered in dozens of cities. For the international strike week that begins Friday, activists have announced protests in more than 2600 cities in nearly 160 states.