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Protesters in Germany Demand Climate Action
Thousands of people took to the streets in Berlin to call for urgent action on climate change ahead of national elections in Germany. They were joined by the activist Greta Thunberg who urged them to continue pressuring their political leaders.
It is clearer than ever that no political party is doing close to enough. But it’s even worse than that, not even their proposed commitments are close to being in line with what would be needed to fulfill the Paris Agreement. Yes, we must vote. You must vote. But remember that voting only will not be enough. We must keep going into the streets and we must keep demanding our leaders to take real climate action. We must never give up. There is no going back now. But we can still turn this around. People are ready for change. We want change. We demand change, and we are the change. [crowd cheering]
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