Climate strikes, environmental protests this September

Alaturka Kultur Sanat Haberleri

By Burak Bir

ANKARA (AA) – People worldwide this September continued staging strikes, demonstrations, and protests calling for stronger action to tackle climate change.

Activists and concerned citizens alike held massive virtual events last month, as well as street protests, while keeping social distances due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Events included the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice protests on Sept. 25, protests of the Fridays for Future and Save Congo Rainforest movements, and digital climate strikes.

Here is a timeline of global protests and demonstrations last month as compiled by Anadolu Agency.

Sept. 1:

– In Twitter campaign, Ugandan climate activist Patience Nabukalu urges putting a halt to wetland degradation.

Sept. 3:

– Six Portuguese climate protesters file climate case at European Court of Human Rights against 33 countries.

Sept. 4:

– In the first Fridays for Future strike, climate activists and environmental protesters around the world gather on streets as well as online to raise awareness of climate change-related issues.

Sept. 10:

– Greenpeace protesters block oil tanker in Sweden and demand government stop planned expansion of oil refinery owned by Preem.

Sept. 11:

– Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg completes 108th week of school strike. "If you strike, remember to keep social distance and follow COVID-19 restrictions," she says on Twitter.

Sept. 13:

– Fridays for Future activists hold "shoe strike for climate justice” in Bangladesh, demanding climate justice and concrete steps on climate change.

Sept. 17:

– 350 movement calls for supporting Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on Sept. 25. "MAPA youth (Most Affected People and Areas) will take the lead in the fight against climate injustice," it says.

On Twitter, Ugandan environmental activist Nakabuye Hilda urges protection for the western Bugoma Forest, which is threatened by illegal logging.

Sept. 18:

– In the third Fridays for Future strike, climate activists and environmental protesters around the world gather on streets as well as online to raise awareness of climate change-related problems and invite everyone to join global action day on Sept. 25.

Sept. 24:

– “We live in the midst of a pandemic but climate action is more urgent than ever,” UNICEF says on Global Day of Action for Climate Justice.

Sept. 25:

– Environmental and climate activists around the world hold street demonstrations in line with COVID-19 measures as part of Global Day of Action for Climate Justice.

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