Fridays for the Future, now, virtual: Greta advises to Demo break

Greta Thunberg calls due to the Corona-danger of the renunciation of mass actions. Instead, online will be demonstrated. I'll take That as your last big demo

Fridays for the Future, now, virtual: Greta advises to Demo break

Greta Thunberg calls due to the Corona-danger of the renunciation of mass actions. Instead, online will be demonstrated.

I'll take That as your last big demo: Greta Thunberg (center), at 6. March has abandon in Brussels photo: Geron/reuters

BERLIN taz | The initiator of the global Fridays-for-Future-Demonstration, Greta Thunberg, the climate protection movement is appealing because of the Corona-risk to large demonstrations. "We must unite behind the experts and the science," wrote Thunberg on Wednesday on Twitter. "And the experts advise us to avoid large, public gatherings in order to have a better Chance of the curve to flatten out and slow down the spread of the Coronavirus."

you recommend to listen to the science, re-wrote the 17-year-old Swede. However, the climate crisis remain pressing. "We will have to find new ways to generate public attention and to promote change, to bring large masses of people with it." This Friday should be a strike by people to upload photos of themselves with protest posters in the social media.

In Germany, the weekly demonstrations in many cities had been exposed to prior to the Corona-crisis, because the Organizer were exhausted after a year or new forms of action wanted to try. This Friday there should be, but in several cities in Bavaria, larger demonstrations to the municipal election.

These were cancelled by the organisers on Tuesday: "We have a responsibility before the society and want to not endanger people with our strikes," said Leonie Häge, spokeswoman for Fridays For the Future of Bavaria. "Nevertheless, this choice is a climate choice." Here, too, the protests should be moved to the network. The next major actions are so far to the global strike on may 24. April provided. Whether this can take place, is currently still open.

Date Of Update: 11 March 2020, 17:00

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