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Global climate strikes, environmental protests in September 2021

10:41 03 October 2021 Author :  

Strikes, demonstrations and protests for the environment continued across the globe in September, with protesters demanding more decisive action to tackle climate change.

Activists and citizens continued online campaigns and street protests while maintaining social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Events included Fridays for Future protests launched in 2018 by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, and worldwide campaigns against anti-environmental practices and attitudes, including this year's global climate strike as well as several virtual climate strikes.

Below is a timeline of protests and demonstrations compiled by Anadolu Agency:

Sept. 3

- On the first Fridays for Future strike of the month, climate activists and environmental protesters say climate crisis is a symptom of the broken profit-oriented system.

- Young climate activist from Sierra Leone Brima Hawanatu holds #schoolstrike4climate for the 11th week.

Sept. 7

- Greta Thunberg criticizes fossil fuel-sponsored climate events.

Sept. 10

- Second #FridaysforFuture strike in September, climate activists and environmental protesters getting ready for the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 24.

- Climate and environment activists in New Zealand complete their 106th week of a climate strike in front of parliament.

Sept. 14

- Drawing attention to the impact of climate change, German activists enter day 16 of a hunger strike in front of the German Chancellery in Berlin.

Sept. 15

- Nine days before the Global Climate Strike, Fridays for Future movement urges everyone to join the struggle and "#UprootTheSystem with us."

Sept. 17

- Fridays for Future holds third strike of the month with climate activists and environmental protesters raising awareness about climate change and environmental issues.

Sept. 21

- Four activists from Youth for Green Communities hold a climate strike, marching for 25 kilometers (16 miles) in Uganda to raise awareness on investing in clean energy, as well as demanding the government pass a climate bill.

Sept. 23

- Environmentalists mark Loss and Damage Awareness Day to criticize using fossil fuels. The Fridays for Future movement says "This #COP26 can only be successful with the creation of a #LossAndDamage fund."

- Eight Indonesian activists arrested for protesting the UN Food Systems Summit in front of the presidential palace in Jakarta.

Sept. 24

- Tens of thousands of climate activists around the world demonstrate as part of Global Climate Strike.

Greta Thunberg leads the rally in Berlin, which demands politicians to take stronger action to curb climate change. According to a statement, over 800,000 people take part in over 1,500 locations.

Sept. 25

- Around 35,000 protesters in front of Argentina's national congress hold demonstrations, demanding "climate justice and social justice."

- Environmentalist Remy Zahiga from the Democratic Republic of Congo shares video footage on Twitter, calling "Save Congo rainforest," seen as one of the most important wilderness areas left on Earth.

Sept. 28

- Activists, including Great Thunberg attend pre-COP meetings in Milan, Italy. She censures global leaders over their promises to address the climate emergency, saying their action amounted “blah, blah, blah.”

- The Fridays for Future movement announces next Global Climate Strike on Oct. 22, saying: "But we're not yet done. We strike again this October 22 to keep the pressure up on world leaders!"/aa

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