The crowd braved the low temperatures in the Belgian capital to the sound of drums and different musical leisure
BRUSSELS – Thousands of protesters marched in Brussels on Sunday to demand pressing motion on climate change as world leaders gathered for the COP28 summit in the United Arab Emirates.
Slogans on posters and placards included “No to climate change, yes to system change” and “We need a wholesome planet to reside on.
The crowd braved low temperatures in the Belgian capital to the sound of drums and different musical leisure following a name from the Climate Coalition, which brings collectively 90 civil society organisations.
Organizers mentioned 25,000 individuals attended, whereas police estimated the quantity at 20,000.
“This march isn’t going down on any date, it’s taking place at first of COP28 … we actually want worldwide negotiations to maneuver ahead,” Climate Coalition President Nicolas Van Nuffel advised AFP.
“We are on the road with very concrete calls for in order that we will pace up home insulation, enhance cycle paths and reinvest in public transport.”
Many of the demonstrators despatched messages to political leaders, together with Nienke, a pupil.
“My future is in danger and I need to reside in a safer world … I really feel so harassed about what is going to occur to our planet,” she advised AFP.
Agnes, a pensioner, felt that the reply was now not depending on politicians.
“They will not be doing what they need to be doing for years … There is not any planet B,” she mentioned.