Thousands of people expected at the Climate March to raise awareness of environmental issues

The Climate March started in Dam Square in Amsterdam at 1 p.m. Protesters have taken to the streets to raise awareness about climate change as the COP26 climate summit takes place in Glasgow. Hundreds arrived in the square around noon, and thousands are still expected.

“We are very concerned about the climate, the impact of climate change in the world and the tragedy of politics. It is time to act,” the spokesperson for the organizer of the Coalition for the Coalition told AT5. climate crisis, Ikram Cakir. The collaboration includes Oxfam Novib, Friday For the Future Netherlands, Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion, Fossilevrij NL and Milieudefensie.

Protesters began to march through the center of the capital at around 1:15 p.m. The event will end at Westerpark.

Protesters carried signs that read ‘Speak up for climate justice’ and ‘What is the money if the ice caps melt? A tank from the environmental organization Milieudefensie depicts Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Shell CEO Ben van Beurden setting the globe on fire.

Organizers said on Friday that 20,000 people had registered for the event. Organizers hoped to overtake the largest climate change protest ever in the Netherlands, which took place in 2019 and drew more than 40,000 people.

Climate marches were also held in other parts of the world on Saturday.