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Germany: Climate activists stage rallies as Frankfurt hosts international Motor Show03:57

Germany: Climate activists stage rallies as Frankfurt hosts international Motor Show

Germany, Frankfurt
September 14, 2019 at 16:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Major roads were closed in Frankfurt on Saturday as environmental activists staged demonstrations to demand politicians start addressing climate change. Protesters cycled through a major highway while a large group of them marched from a central square to the venue of the Frankfurt Motor Show.

"E-mobility is not the solution until the bitter end. Probably there are many more good ideas that we as consumers don't even know of yet. And it is not only mobility alone, so much more has to happen. Less meat has to be consumed for us to save our planet. We really do not have much time left. The world is in flames and we have to make sure that we can do it," said Beate Kleeman, one of protesters.

Demonstrators voiced their demands which include developing local transport systems, making cycling safer as well as taking action against high fuel consumption vehicles.

The International Motor Show in Frankfurt which opened on Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel attending will be held until September 22.

Germany: Climate activists stage rallies as Frankfurt hosts international Motor Show03:57
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Major roads were closed in Frankfurt on Saturday as environmental activists staged demonstrations to demand politicians start addressing climate change. Protesters cycled through a major highway while a large group of them marched from a central square to the venue of the Frankfurt Motor Show.

"E-mobility is not the solution until the bitter end. Probably there are many more good ideas that we as consumers don't even know of yet. And it is not only mobility alone, so much more has to happen. Less meat has to be consumed for us to save our planet. We really do not have much time left. The world is in flames and we have to make sure that we can do it," said Beate Kleeman, one of protesters.

Demonstrators voiced their demands which include developing local transport systems, making cycling safer as well as taking action against high fuel consumption vehicles.

The International Motor Show in Frankfurt which opened on Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel attending will be held until September 22.

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