- Title: "Change is coming": Thousands in Lisbon demand climate action
- Date: 27th September 2019
- Summary: LISBON, PORTUGAL (SEPTEMBER 27, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS PROFANITY*** VARIOUS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE MARCHING IN THE STREETS OF LISBON, CHANTING AND HOLDING CARDBOARD SIGNS DENOUNCING CLIMATE CHANGE VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS WEARING RED OUTFITS HOLDING UP THEIR ARMS MATCH IN PROGRESS SIGN READING (English) "HOW DARE YOU STEALING OUR FUTURE" VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS CHANTING AND JUMPING SIGN READING (English) "CHANGE IS COMING WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT" VARIOUS OF MARCH IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) PROTESTER, MIGUEL CARRILHO, SAYING: "Things have to change and quickly, (carbon) neutrality should happen in 2030 if we want to live the rest of our lives." MAN AND WOMAN HOLDING BANNER READING (English) "Everything is totally fucked." (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) PROTESTER, AGATA, SAYING: â€œI think governments should take more measures towards environment protection instead of ignoring it, so I think that's the path. Measures must come from above and not only from regular citizens." MARCH IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 11th October 2019 18:01
- Keywords: climate change Portugal global climate strike Portugal youth protest Portugal climate strike Portugal youth climate Lisbon climate strike
- Location: LISBON, PORTUGAL
- City: LISBON, PORTUGAL
- Country: Portugal
- Topics: Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AYFOJLZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS PROFANITY IN SHOT NUMBER 9
About three thousand Portuguese youth on Friday (September 27) took to the streets of Lisbon joining the global strike against climate change inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg.
Holding cardboard signs with slogans against climate change and the use of fossil fuels, protesters young and old called on governments to take action.
Thunberg, 16, started her solitary weekly protests outside Swedish parliament a year ago.
On Monday (September 23), Thunberg denounced world leaders for failing to tackle climate change in a speech at the start of a climate summit at the United Nations in New York.
Millions of young people poured onto streets around the world last Friday (September 20) to demand governments attending the summit take emergency action.
(Production: Miguel Pereira, Catherine Macdonald)
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