What to expect today across Europe
Today all across the world students are planning class walkouts to protest against climate change. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “standing in solidarity” with protesters as well as many other Mayors.
Extinction Rebellion, which organised its own climate and environment protests in the UK earlier this year, said it stood “in solidarity” with those taking part.
It added that its members were joining the strikes and holding their own events, including a choir and “kids’ space” in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster, and outside King’s College London.
Protests are planned across Europe on Friday – here’s just a snapshot of what you can expect over the next few hours:
- In London several strikes are due to take place throughout the day from 09:00BST including at Westminster, the home of UK politics, Islington, Lambeth and Croydon
- Strikes are also organised across the UK in cities including Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and more
- In Paris the protest will kick off at 12:30 local time (11:30BST) at Place de la Nation, with dozens more planned across the country
- Two climate strikes be held in Berlin at 12:30pm (11.30BST) and 19:30 (18.30BST) with another protest planned in the city next week
- Madrid is set to host two protests at 11:00 (10:00) and 12:00 (11:00BST)
- And across Greta Thunberg’s native Sweden, 10 protests are set to take place on Friday, including a “pre-climate strike” in Gothenburg at 09:00 (08:00BST) and another in Stockholm at 19:00 (18:00BST)
Read more about it here with more updates throughout the day