Thousands of teens join Greta Thunberg’s climate fight in Berlin

Thousands of teens join Greta Thunberg's climate fight in Berlin
Thunberg gathers with students at a ‘Fridays for Future’ demonstration in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Thousands of German youths went on strike from school on Friday, joining Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg who has taken her protest against climate change to Berlin.
Armed with homemade posters bearing slogans like “It’s getting hot in here” or “Our house is on fire” or “You’re never too small to make a difference”, the teenagers packed into a park in central Berlin to sound the alarm about global warming.
From the park in front of the economy ministry, they were to marchto Brandenburg Gate, where Thunberg is due to address the crowd. Police said they have dispatched 300 officers to the protest which is expected to draw around 15,000 people.

Students gathering at a demo with Greta Thunberg in Berlin. Photo: DPA

“We’re going to continue skipping classes every Friday because we can’t keep going like that with the climate. We have to pull the emergency brakes,” vowed Franziska Wessel, one of the organizers of the protests in Berlin. MORE

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