65,000 Protesters Flood the Streets in Brussels

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BRUSSELS Via ANP - A protest march pushing for a better climate policy has mobilized about 65,000 people in Brussels. The attendance figure is an estimate of the Belgian police report. The climate change march moved from the North Station of the capital to the Jubelpark, where speeches and performances were and are being held.

According to Belgian media, it is the largest 'climate march' in Belgium ever. The meeting is not a coincidence; it occurred just before the start of the international climate summit, which officially opened on Monday in Katowice, Poland. World leaders and scientists want to come to an agreement on concrete measures to limit and fight alleged global warming to a maximum of 2 degrees and more preferably 1.5 degrees before 2050.

Public transport contributed to the high turnout. Railway company SNCB offered a special ticket for the occasion of 5 euros for people who wanted to go to the capital in Belgium. Public transportation in Brussels itself was free of charge.

In the run-up to the United Nations climate conference, demonstrations have been held in other European cities across the world. Saturday, for example, tens of thousands of people in Berlin and Cologne argued for the climate change and against the use of coal and lignite as energy sources. In total, according to the organizers, 36,000 people participated in Berlin and Cologne.

Sotiri Dimpinoudis / Guest Contributor
Sotiri Dimpinoudis is the founder, developer and journalist of www.gamingmedia.eu. He's a gaming, tech and space nerd and political junkie.
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