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Across the country, people of all ages came out onto the streets to demand governments take action to protect the environment.
In Germany, demos were happening in 575 cities, as the map below shows.
Good morning world. Germany is getting ready for its biggest ever climate mobilization, with climate strikes in 575 cities. This has never happened before. #GlobalClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/PvQV8qXj3T
— Luisa Neubauer (@Luisamneubauer) September 20, 2019
Demonstrators were in good spirits in Hamburg despite cloudy skies during the Fridays for Future demo.
— Marten Schlegel?? (@schmart) September 20, 2019
In Berlin, many people carried signs.
— Dr. Bala Chaudhary (@BalaChaudhary) September 20, 2019
Two participants dressed up as US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. The sign carried by 'Merkel' implies: 'Mutti made a mistake, the youth must work it out'
Protesters gathered in Bonn around midday.
In Münster, some people blocked the road in protest against cars.
— Fossil Free Deutschland (@FossilFreeDe) September 20, 2019
A young demonstrator carries a sign as the strike started in Berlin on Friday.
People gathered together and chanted for change at the capital's historic Brandenburg Gate.
Ziemlich voll am Brandenburger Tor -auf beiden Seiten. „Wir müssen weiter streiken, weil das Klimakabinett keine Entscheidung trifft.“ #AlleFuersKlima #FridaysForFuture #Klimastreik pic.twitter.com/VV4JHqFocj
— Sebastian Stein (@seb_stein) September 20, 2019
In Mainz it was a similar picture as participants came out onto the streets.
— Tobi (@Tobi2987) September 20, 2019
Elsewhere in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg, protesters filled Stuttgart's Schlossplatz, many of them students holding signs with slogans such as “Dear Fossil Fuels, it's not us, it's you. It's time to end this unhealthy relationship.”
— BABLE (@BABLEconnect) September 20, 2019
Greta Thunberg even received her own dedicated float in Düsseldorf, donning a T-Shirt with the words: “Do something finally against the climate catastophe.”