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The second global strike for the future, images of the climate change mobilisation from around the world
The second edition of the Global strike for the future, organised by the Fridays for Future movement, is colouring the cities across the world. Follow the updates live.
The Fridays for Future movement is approaching another test. Young people from all over the world were called to join the second global strike for future on the 24th of May.
The first edition of the strike took place on the 15th of March and involved over 2,000 cities in more than 120 countries, in every continent.
Tomorrow we schoolstrike for the right to a future. In 1623 places in 119 countries around the world.
Everyone is needed. Find or register your closest strike at https://t.co/Fu0gVe3IOc
#fridaysforfuture #climatestrike #schoolstrike4climate pic.twitter.com/CDYlbsjfUi
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) 23 May 2019
The mobilisation is growing particularly in Italy and Germany
The YouthForClimate network, which has been gaining ever more support in the past few months, says the “mobilisation is growing, particularly in Italy and Germany”, but also in Africa and Asia, continents that haven’t been so much committed so far. The collective has been established after the call made by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg who urged a global strike for climate last August.
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We need you all on the streets one.more.time. 13u, Brussels central. Together in the fight for out future with more then 130 other countries. This little boy’s eyes really show how serious he is. He is coming on the streets because he knows what’s going on with this planet but he isn’t giving up,… we won’t either! #youthforclimate Credits: @picsforclimate
In Italy, 126 cities will march for the climate. LifeGate’s newsroom is covering the events live: from the capital city, Rome – where activist Greta Thunberg gave a speech on 19 March in front of 25,000 people – as well as Milano, Bergamo and Bologna.
Early in the morning of the 24th of May, the first marches have started taking place in Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
— グリーンピース・ジャパン (@GreenpeaceJP) 24 May 2019
Then in Russia.
— Greenpeace (@Greenpeace) 24 May 2019
And finally in Greta Thunberg’s home country, Sweden.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) 24 May 2019
Even Palestinian and Israeli students – according to Climate Home News – have joined the march side by side, confirming the fact that the battle to save the Planet can unite us all.
‘This is bigger’: Palestinian and Israeli teens strike together for the climate
— Climate Home News (@ClimateHome) 24 May 2019
Marches and demonstration will continue throughout the day, all over the world.
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