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Germany: Thousands rally in Berlin as 'Fridays for Future' protests return from COVID break02:30

Germany: Thousands rally in Berlin as 'Fridays for Future' protests return from COVID break

Germany, Berlin
September 25, 2020 at 17:13 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the German capital on Friday, as the 'Fridays for Future' climate protests kicked off for the first time in six months after a coronavirus-induced break.

Protesters from several activist groups gathered on Berlin's 17th of June Street leading to the Brandenburg Gate, with organisers stating that some 21,000 people took part, while police estimated that there were 8,000 participants.

Ten thousand reportedly signed up for the main demo where school children, teachers and activists had gathered, whilst an extra 4,000 people had registered for two different bike demonstrations and joined the people at Brandenburg Gate.

Similar demonstrations took place across Germany with thousands rallying in Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Cologne, with other events taking place across Europe around the world under the 'Fridays for Future' banner.

Germany: Thousands rally in Berlin as 'Fridays for Future' protests return from COVID break02:30
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Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the German capital on Friday, as the 'Fridays for Future' climate protests kicked off for the first time in six months after a coronavirus-induced break.

Protesters from several activist groups gathered on Berlin's 17th of June Street leading to the Brandenburg Gate, with organisers stating that some 21,000 people took part, while police estimated that there were 8,000 participants.

Ten thousand reportedly signed up for the main demo where school children, teachers and activists had gathered, whilst an extra 4,000 people had registered for two different bike demonstrations and joined the people at Brandenburg Gate.

Similar demonstrations took place across Germany with thousands rallying in Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Cologne, with other events taking place across Europe around the world under the 'Fridays for Future' banner.

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