Climate Strike

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Fridays for Future Deutschland called for a major climate strike under the motto "Climate justice without borders – United for a future" also inviting people from 17 countries to come to Aachen on the 21 June 2019. Protesters gathered at several points all over the city (including at Aachen main station, Westpark, RWTH CARL [de] and Vaals) representing different chapters of the movement. [62] Accompanied by several musical groups, they then walked or drove with bicycles through the streets to the main event at the Tivoli, thereby blocking larger parts of the traffic infrastructure for hours. Some protesters occupied a house, a bridge and several poles to raise large posters. A number of 10000 to 20000 people was anticipated. According to the organisers, with eventually 40000 protesters this peaceful event turned out to be the largest single FFF climate strike in a German city that far. [63][64][65][66][67][68][nb 1] The police acknowledged the originally anticipated numbers. [69][70] Among the many speakers were Cyril Dion (France),[67] Karen Raymond (India), Tetet Nera-Lauron (Philippines) and Jesse (Netherlands), Milan Schwarze and Sina Chom (Ende Gelände),[67] as well as activists from the Hambach Forest, Pacific Climate Warriors,[67]Alle Dörfer bleiben! (English: All villages stay!) and All In for Climate Action. Artists participating in the event included Brass Riot, Culcha Candela,[68]Bodo Wartke [de], Moop Mama [de], Ruslana Lyschytschko,[62] KingzCorner,[71] Leo Holldack and Davide Martello. Among the protesters were Rezo and Anton Hofreiter.