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Thousands of Swiss young people truancy for the climate

In Lausanne, the police vrijdagvoormiddag more than 8,000 young people, in Geneva attracted about 4,000 people to the UN headquarters.

The Swiss youth is inspired by the 15-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who since the start of this school year, each Friday action run for the Swedish parliament to concrete measures to requirements.

Thunbergs speech at the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, last month, via social media, many shared. Since then, tens of thousands of students her example followed. In Belgium, this happened last week and this week, but also in Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan and the United States skipped class for the climate.

‘The climate is hotter than my dear’

“We are the most affected,” says the 19-year-old Alexandre Huggel in Geneva. “We will, within 30, 40, 50 year life. Now, if we do nothing, if we now no measures begin to take, then we go right on a wall.’

The discursive young people, carried slogans such as ” If the climate of a bank, it was already saved’, or ‘The climate is hotter than my dear’.

In some Swiss cantons, such as Valais and St. Gallen, was threatened with punishments for those who went to argue.

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