Hundreds of people have marched through Sweden’s capital, Stockholm to protest the perceived political inaction toward climate change.
The protest was organized by Fridays for Future, a youth-led and -organised global climate strike movement which was first started in 2018 by Greta Thunberg as a “school strike for climate”.
During the march, the protesters, including Thunberg, accused the participants at the currently ongoing Stockholm + 50 conferences of inaction.
In her reaction, Esther Gubi from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm said, “We’re supposed to celebrate the first conference, the first environmental conference that was held here in Stockholm 50 years ago. And since then emissions have just risen. So we’re not doing enough and we’re running out of time.”
As they marched, the protesters shouted slogans like “we want climate justice” and “Climate justice is a right – not just for the rich and white” while marching from Odenplan to central Stockholm.
According to reports, the march ended when activists from around the world held speeches deploring the situation in their respective countries and demanding more action from world leaders on a square in central Stockholm.
Story was adapted from Africanews.