Climate Activists Move Their Protests To The Internet

BERLIN (AP) – Youth groups on Friday posted a long-anticipated global climate protest on the internet over restrictions on public mobilizations stemming from the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The Fridays for Future student movement, whose previous protests brought tens of thousands of people to the streets worldwide, used a live broadcast to call on world leaders to act against global warming.


Some groups have found creative ways to carry out very limited mobilizations despite the quarantines. In Berlin, activists placed thousands of posters in front of the German parliament.

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, 17, who is the most visible face of the youth movement, said Wednesday during an online event on Earth Day that the climate crisis “may not be as immediate as that of the crown, but we need addressing it now or else it will be irreversible. ”