- Title: Chile's senior citizens join youth to protest climate change
- Date: 25th September 2019
- Summary: SANTIAGO, CHILE (SEPTEMBER 24, 2019) (REUTERS) YOUTH AND ELDERLY PROTESTERS GATHERED FOR PROTEST ELDERLY HOLDING UP PLACARDS PLACARD THAT READS (Spanish) "STOP. NO MORE SACRIFICED AREAS" VARIOUS OF ELDERLY GATHERED AT PROTEST ELDERLY PROTESTER RALLYING PROTESTERS ELDERLY PROTESTER CHANTING (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SENIOR CITIZEN AT PROTEST, OSCAR HERNANDEZ, SAYING: "The climate crisis is here to stay if we don't get a move on and don't do what this amazing girl (Greta Thunberg) says, then youth in Chile, in high schools, in universities that are here with us, we will really feel (the consequences of climate change) excited. Being here with them (youth protesters) and to see we haven't done our bit also as adults. We have a certain responsibility." PROTESTERS CHANTING PROTESTER HOLDING UP PLACARD THAT READS (Spanish) "ELDERLY FOR A FUTURE" PROTESTER GATHERED (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SPOKESPERSON FOR 'FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE' PROTESTS IN CHILE, FELIPE VILLEGAS, SAYING: "(The future) is very dark and we hope that there will be light. To the politicians, do something and save our future because deep down we want to live, they are stealing our lives." PROTESTERS CHANTING VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS GATHERED
- Embargoed: 9th October 2019 00:17
- Keywords: senior citizen Chile elderly protest climate change Santiago
- Location: SANTIAGO, CHILE
- City: SANTIAGO, CHILE
- Country: Chile
- Topics: Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AY0RT53
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Senior citizens in Chile joined youth in the country on Tuesday (September 24) to call for action on climate change.
Chile will host the Santiago Climate Change Conference in December, with activists using the occasion to put pressure on the country to do more to help the environment.
Record fires in the Amazon and a debilitating drown has seen many in Chile step out to call for the government to push for greener policies.
A drought currently affects over 70% of the country according to the country's climate change office and the previous decade has been the driest on record.
(Production: Esteban Medel)
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