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Climate March: 1,500 People in the Streets of Caen

A citizen march against the climate took place in Caen this Saturday 8th September as in 109 other cities in France. 1,500 people marched in the streets of Caen.

This Saturday, September 8, 2018 , more than 1,500 people marched through the streets of downtown  Caen (Calvados) on the occasion of a citizen walk for the climate .

110 climate rallies were held throughout France on the occasion of this global day of action for the climate. “76 countries in the world are participating in this movement,” says Emilie Gaillard, one of the promoters of the Caen walk with Nicolas Escach and Anne Chevrel.

Important to change behaviors

Objective of the citizen march: to make citizens aware of the importance of changing behaviour to fight against global warming.

“Everything was done this week, says Nicolas Escach, one of the organisers of the march, teaching on the Caen antenna Sciences Po. No gathering was planned in Caen, so we improvised this march by making an event on Facebook, then we saw that it was gaining momentum because it is a subject that is dear to the heart of the Caen.”

A citizen march against the climate took place in Caen this Saturday, September 8, as in 109 other cities in France. 1,500 people marched in the streets of Caen.
A citizen march against the climate took place in Caen this Saturday, September 8, as in 109 other cities in France. 1,500 people marched in the streets of Caen. (© Grégory Maucorps / Freedom the free man)

“The climate is the business of all”

The procession left the Saint-Sauveur place shortly after 2pm to arrive at 3.15pm at the University of Caen, after passing in front of the town hall, rue de Bernières and the castle.


The climate is the business af all, says Emilie Gaillard. This is an apartisan rally. We want to raise the level of consciousness about the climate. It takes education and conviction. It is really time to act because it ultimately threatens our human rights and our peace.

This affluence of 1,500 people in the procession gave the smile to the organizers, in particular to Nicolas Escach.

“It’s amazing to see so many people coming together, with so many different people. It restores the connection between people and shows that climate is a cause that transcends all borders. It is now necessary that the different entities are around the table to talk about the subject because it has to go further than this gathering, especially since Caen is one of the greenest cities in France and the Region is conducive to sustainable development .”

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