In times of a global recession, multiple wars and political turmoils, environmental issues may quickly go unnoticed. But the climate crisis does end just because so much else is happening right now that demands our attention. In fact, the climate crisis, with its dramatic impacts, will also worsen our social crises and all kinds of injustices.
Since the climate crisis doesn’t stop just because it is no longer constantly covered in the media, so doesn’t the movement Fridays for Future. On Friday, the 23rd of September, they organised a Global Climate Strike under the motto #PeoplenotProfit. Thousands of activists across the world went on the street to demand action from policymakers and world leaders.
Also here in Thessaloniki, a strike was organised by Fridays for Future together with the ecological movement of Thessaloniki. We started at Agia Sofia and walked down the seaside towards the White Tower. Next, we went to the City Hall, where an act of protest occurred. The dirty water represented pollution.