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The Guardian: Hundreds of thousands participate in a global strike to confront climate change in 99 countries


The British newspaper "The Guardian" highlighted the participation of hundreds of thousands of people in 99 countries in a coordinated global climate strike to demand urgent action to address the environmental crisis, and said that the strike, Friday, was the first global climate action since the emergence of the Corona virus pandemic, weeks before the climate summit. COP26 in Glasgow, UK.


In Germany, two days before the country's general elections, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg told a crowd of more than 100,000 people that "no political party" is doing enough.


The young activist, whose 2018 individual strike inspired the global Fridays for Future movement, told her jubilant supporters that they need to keep pressure on Germany's political leaders on election day.


"Yes, we must vote, you must vote, but remember that just voting will not be enough," she said. "We must continue to take to the streets."


Global event organizers said there were protests in more than 1,800 towns and cities around the world, with major events in Europe, Africa, North and South America.


In Mexico, protesters gathered in front of the National Palace in Mexico City to demand state oil company Pemex submit a decarbonization plan, while in Bangladesh activists demanded the cancellation of planned new coal and gas-fired power plants.


Demonstrations took place in South Africa in 12 cities as part of a three-day strike to demand the government to oversee a fair transition from fossil fuels.


Demonstrators gathered in London outside Parliament to hear speakers call on the UK government to do more to achieve its climate goals. Large demonstrations were also expected in Canada, Brazil and Argentina.

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