Worldwide protests on climate are set for Friday
BERLIN — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York.
Organizers said Monday that more than 800 events were planned in the United States for Friday’s “global climate strike,” while in Germany over 400 rallies have been registered. Campaigners are also staging protests in most other European countries, Australia, Japan, India, South Africa, Canada and dozens of other locations.
It follows a similar coordinated protest in March that drew many tens of thousands around the world.
The protests this Friday are partly inspired by the activism of Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has staged weekly demonstrations under the heading “Fridays for Future” over the past year.