Belgium, youth for climate

John Vink

Belgian students from secondary school are skipping school for climate marches every Thursday in the capital to put pressure on the government to act thoroughly and swiftly on climate issues. Having started with 8000 demonstrators on Thursday January 10th, mainly with students from the Flemish part of the country, the movement was quickly joined by the French-speaking college students of Belgium, inflating the number of demonstrators to 35000 on the third march of January 24th. The protest came as another “Claim The Climate” march which had gathered over 70000 participants on December 16th 2018 was largely ignored by the government.


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