Fridays for the Future in Berlin: The air is just out

The first school strike in the new year is not crowded at all. The new strategy of the Berlin FFF-leadership is for the participants not so good. Two girls to

Fridays for the Future in Berlin: The air is just out

The first school strike in the new year is not crowded at all. The new strategy of the Berlin FFF-leadership is for the participants not so good.

Two girls to write on the disability place a message on the pavement (March 2019) photo: Reuters

BERLIN taz | in Front of the stage is a lot of space. The protester does not fill up inside him. "There are less than usual," says a woman in the retirement age. "But we were also never so early," replied her companion. The clock shows 12.01 PM.

It is the first school to strike for air-to six-week break. 16 days ago Fridays for the Future, stood in front of the Siemens building. In vain, in vain. The group is sticking to the controversial coal mining project of Adani in Australia. Maybe this is one of the reasons why so few demonstrators in the disability space have gathered. Because the air is just simply out of it.

And you can understand it. For over a year the students go to the streets to demand a drastic change in climate policy. What you get is a weak climate package, and a postponement of the Coal phase-out.

Therefore want to change the Berlin-based Activists now your strategy: Protesting is to be especially in front of large groups and in the Neighborhoods, not more, every week, in the disability Park against the Federal government. The Activists prefer to go in single districts, and local policy to better use. You also need to. Because the fact that the concept of Demonstration is not going to work forever, also shows the Events in the disability Park.

There is a speaker reads out the latest Figures on food waste. Then, it denounces the ban, from supermarkets discarded food to "containers", all cheer, and then a couple of chants. On stage the Band-Brass Riot, the students protests, fires up for about a year again and again, musically, is. However, there is a lack of new content, there is a lack of a rousing "How dare you?"

It remains to be seen whether the Activists can achieve their goals with the new strategy. You would have to first convince their own people. However, in the disability Park, many of the participants know nothing about it. Others are skeptical.

"I think it's a bit of a nonsense," says Milla Weber (13). "If we strike together on a regular basis, changes to what. Then we are also less. A lot of people in our school come only to the great Demos.“ Your friend Milanka Bubenik (13) adds: "The want to Yes, that we go to school. We are calling for the change. If we are not all every week, go on strike, after we give.“

Jörg Finus (53) accompanies the Demonstration as a folder. He fears that the new strategy could be regional. "On the one hand, it is important that the Fridays go to schools and work. At the same time, the risk that we are perceived as a movement, still less.“

12: 30 p.m., the police estimated the number of demonstrators at 200 to 300. The place is a bit full. A year ago there were 10,000 participants in the large-scale strike, at the last Demonstration in 2019, as the movement celebrated its one-year anniversary, after all, 500. Understand that the movement is looking for a new strategy. "We're on strike until you are" no longer works.

Updated Date: 24 January 2020, 15:00

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