WorldThousands march in Brussels for climate change ahead of Glasgow summit

Thousands march in Brussels for climate change ahead of Glasgow summit

The crowd gathered at the North Train Station passed through the Schuman area, where the European Union (EU) institutions are located, and walked towards Cinquantenaire Park.

The demonstrators chanted slogans on combating climate change with the participation of around 80 non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Crowd marching on the streets closed to traffic, “Think green”, “Be part of the solution, not pollution”, “Respect for our mother earth”, “Think of the next 10 generations who cannot vote today,” Get free from fossil fuels”, “We want change but not in the climate”, ” He carried banners in French, Dutch and English reading “We don’t have time”.

The banners that read “Keep Brussels cold and rainy” made sense with the sunny and warm weather prevailing in the capital throughout the show.

Free public transportation enabled many city residents, young and old, to support the demonstration with their children, strollers.

In Belgium, 73.35 percent of which were vaccinated, events could not be held for a while due to the measures taken within the scope of the fight against the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19). In this context, the large participation in the demonstration, which was held after a long break, drew attention.

It was seen that most of the participants did not wear masks at the event, which was organized under the name of “Back to the climate” in order to refocus the agenda on climate change.

The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held in Glasgow, Scotland on 31 October-12 November, with the high-level participation of state leaders, public and private sector representatives.

. (HAS) . ..


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