In the midst of European elections, young people around the world are once again called on to mobilise for climate change. In France, events are planned in 90 cities.
Will young people look at the results of the European elections in favor of ecology? They are in any case again called to go down the street Friday 24th May, 2019 for a “global climate change strike” .
On the site youthforclimate.fr , calls to strike were listed Tuesday evening in about 90 cities in France and 1700 in all in more than 90 countries , especially in Europe.
“European elections are climate elections,” says the group, calling for rallies to European institutions such as the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt and the European Parliament in Strasbourg and Brussels.
“The European Union must take the threat of climate change seriously and put climate policy before any decision.”
“Mobilisation is on the rise, particularly in Germany and Italy”, as well as “in Africa and Asia, which have so far been little mobilised,” according to Youth for climate.
Appeal of 85 associations
The Youth for Climate France collective, born after the call for a school strike launched by the young Swede Greta Thunberg, calls for a rally Friday at 1pm place of the Opera in Paris , as well as in dozens of other cities in France : Bordeaux, Nantes, Rennes, Lille, Nancy, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse …
“On Friday 24th May, let’s all be on strike to demand our right to a future! “, Proclaims the Facebook page of Youth for climate France, which calls for demonstrating” for the preservation of biodiversity, against climate change, and for social justice. ”
In France, more than 85 associations and unions call to mobilise. For employees who can not join the marches on Friday, the collective “Citizens for the climate” suggests going to work with an armband to support the strikers or to call his employer on global warming and the decline of biodiversity.
On Saturday, more walks or bike rides are planned in 80 cities, mainly in France, but not in Paris.