Tomorrow I am joining the school strike in Antwerp at Operaplein at 9. On Friday I will participate in the school strike in Hamburg at Gänsemarkt at 8.30.
Since I’m on school holiday I decided to stay with friends and join several school strikes in different countries.
See you! pic.twitter.com/p73w0MqlpU
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 27, 2019
Antwerp has witnessed over the past four weeks several climate marches, that only gathered a few hundred youths. However, this is the first time that the city hosts the national initiative. “The presence of Greta Thunberg is clearly a plus,” Students for Climate’s Maite De Haan exclaims. “But it is especially important that Antwerp make their voices heard.”
Another march is also taking place in Mechelen. On the Grote Markt, more than 1,000 young people gathered for a first climate march in the city, organized by a local branch of Youth for Climate.
“Record heat was registered these last few days, but we are still without a climate policy. It is essential that we continue on the streets until this happens,” the participants emphasized.
They unfurled banners with original slogans, such as “More bees, less pâté”, “We do not want Mechelen-on-the-Sea”, and the traditional “There isn’t any Planet B,” while singing: “We are hotter, hotter than the climate.”