“It’s great to see the number of people present here today,” said march organiser Anuna De Wever. “It’s an incredible signal. This cannot be ignored.”
The youthful demonstrators held placards bearing messages such as “The planet needs you to give a damn”, “I’m sure the dinosaurs thought they had time too”, and “Geen geld als het smelt” (No money if it melts”).
Brimming with enthusiasm, they chanted “What do we want? Climate justice” as they filed towards their final destination, the Carrefour de l’Europe.