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horn in pittsburgh in northern germany and he's hoping for a big turnout. right now i r r. o ok we turn the clock back two weeks. oh that young owner and his friends luna and james ought to be at school right now instead they're in hamburg for their fridays for future climate strike a generation of high school students taking to the streets graded to beric their role model is due to come to the un only is also looking forward to meeting her. everything that's looking at the posters you can see that many are here because of climate change. or the fact that they're not just wanting to skip school or see gretta obviously some just want to see gretta but most are here to call for action on the climate most of us by now but it could be a bit louder yeah definitely. sixteen years old and
first got involved in the fridays for future initiative three months ago he set up a group for his district if. during the hamburg rally it's his job to report for the group's instagram account. so how's it going you are going to school good the first story has already had thirty nine hundred views. always quote. i'm young old from pin a bag i'm going to take you along to the demo in hamburg enjoy his balls. and initial photo documents the huge crowds the instagram account has more than fifty thousand followers only once a photo of gratitude to post he's hoping to talk to or to my dismay that's gretta i want to get a photo. card stand around her to hold back the crowds as a huge role model for everyone here she's been on strike every friday for more than six months now. and oleg gets his
photo. and for us journalists there is a chance to squeeze in a quick interview with the young star. your impression about those demonstrations here and i think it's very big and it's very very fun to be here with all these people i'm very proud to stand with the german students here because they have made history become very huge gemini and i think that's very good. for the hey guys let the man through. it all is to speak at the rally normally he'd have an english lessons on a friday morning now he's about to address a crowd of thousands he just has a few more seconds to study his speech then he's on. and on good morning i'm really glad to be here. from the pacific district it's so cool to see so many people here demonstrating for more action on climate change. for you put it it's pretty depressing how politicians are ignoring our
demands i don't know. why but i promise you we can do this because we're not just another climate initiative a movement we're the last damn cry for help of a whole generation that got did not. care for germany's traffic policy and agricultural policy is a joke just like the german government's climate protection policy in general that's why we're here so things finally change. and smile. to one. everyone we're reporting live from the train and we're just on our way back from hamburg the demo was amazing with nearly ten thousand people. there was there too caught a glimpse of her it was great now we're even more motivated and refined and now we're going to berlin for the power on conferences where we'll be meeting with
others from all over germany to make plans for the future no one's mind sometimes it's. young all and james are representing their cities in the fridays for future movement. and they are certainly in demand. at least our invitation today to eat pizza with the social democrats parliamentary party leader . but i turned it down because i needed to pack up so. it's just business like lobbying when they invite you to eat a piece or is it just a discussion. it's a discussion group they always do it apparently pizza party politics. and. a few months ago they were just regular school students now they are important attending conferences and rallies it's a whole new role for them or. the conference starts with a game to get to know each other. yes.
the conference is very practical the first subject how to respond when schools don't cooperate i have just heard from the school director you've all got to stay behind after class. as there are no groups representing fridays for future all over the world in germany they're active in more than three hundred towns and villages still many of them feel like a lone voice. in the us you know it's fine the only one in our school who's even slightly motivated to do something about climate change so i'm here to take a stand like that that doesn't look. good. but i. normally the activists keep in touch through whatsapp and video conferences most of them only know each other from the internet now in small groups they discuss how to
organize the strikes and how to deal with the press and politicians they also brainstorm for new ideas. so come on you can easily spend an entire weekend just on this i do think you got to have them in but you achieve more than in several weeks' worth of what's up chats what upset. a few days later i visit you know it at home he's supposed to be doing homework for biology but right is for a future keeps getting in the way. he's preparing for the next big demo is being organized through chat groups. since coming out of school two hours ago he's received more than seventy new messages on his phone. with here in forty groups yeah that'd be my guess. i got this phone in december and since then i've received one hundred nine thousand messages. in less than three months the sixteen year old has changed
from a regular teenager to a full blown environmental activist yarnall his mother supports the protests but it's not always easy. you know when can we eat at five there's a telephone conference at six there's another telephone conference at seven the next one would need. to have ten minutes somewhere in between when he can eat with his family. feeling. in the last few months dinner conversations have centered largely on environmental issues. his family only buys organic food and eats meat just once a week but giving up the car has proved too difficult for the family living here in the countryside. little comedy because he keeps telling us it's not good and he's right i have to drive a lot for my job and my car is bigger than it needs to be which i'm now ashamed of
but i drive forty thousand kilometers a year from my job so there's conflicting priorities. among the fans for the. preparations for the big international action day yet all and his fellow activists are hoping to get five hundred students out on the streets in their small town. two hundred demonstrations have been registered throughout germany thousands of posters have been painted and posted on instagram registering the demo organizing suitable loudspeakers handing out flyers it all takes time the young activists are investing many hours of their free time and still some politicians accuse them of simply wanting to skip school. as if the desired meissen did i say that most of the students at the protests don't want to just miss school with friends and they want to do something for their future. that's what's important to them on the field of many of them have read up a lot on climate policy to find out what they can do themselves and what the
politicians need to do. and what i was to return to. the strikes are proving a challenge for schools all over the world that young all is school virtually all the older students were missing on the last strike day they have to catch up on what they've missed but it's not marked as an absence in their school report. not all german schools are taking a relaxed approach. school director niels hold who's in understands his students' commitment and up until know the strikes have only been happening every few weeks. when he has no help if the op a school was empty every single friday then we'd have to think about want to do. that with them at all but i think there are limits and we would have to impose some kind of sanctions or that we don't have a scenario where we only have a four day school week and we'll feel tired. but on this friday the strike went
ahead at nine am this didn't gathered at the local market instead of going to school. they marched along a four kilometer route through the town hall is set the pace for the school students and a number of adults to watch the now can i ask why you joined the march. on because my daughter has no time she's gone. exams coming up. if we think it's good. we've come from going back there former teachers here we totally support it. we're delighted that the young people are so dedicated. ok yes that bass koch i thought i should table i that the student stopped at a local school and challenge the students there to join them was right there hoping to further swell the crowd. and sure enough a number of them come along. others are more interested in enjoying their break time. the set is it's mega so far but it's exceeded all our expectations
and way more people than last time more people are coming from each school says i don't have i mean it's an amazing atmosphere totally awesome i just can't stop smiling right now oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh. oh i'm a quarter of the can i just have your attention we've counted up and we have over five hundred people here that's mega you're all amazing is i die. in the end the pain of that march reaches nearly a thousand people worldwide students and adults in one hundred twenty three countries took part in the strike marching for the climate and the future of the planet.
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