Protests and strikes against environmental degradation continued across the globe in June, with demonstrators demanding decisive action to tackle climate change.
Activists and netizens continued street protests and online campaigns. The events included Fridays for Future's weekly protests as well as anti-government protests over failing climate policies.
Below is a timeline of protests and demonstrations compiled by Anadolu Agency:
- The Animal Rebellion group disrupts the British Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London, demanding that "Royal Land is Reclaimed."
- A group of activists takes to the streets in the German city of Munich protesting current policies against climate change and demanding "systemic change now."
- During the first Fridays for Future strike of the month, climate activists and environmental protesters continue to raise awareness of climate change, with nonprofit groups supporting their efforts.
- Fridays for Future says the movement extends solidarity with climate activists in Russia who are "being criminalized for fighting for justice."
- Activists from the Amazon Watch and Stand Earth movements deploy massive banners in Los Angeles, California during the Summit of the Americas to demand California’s governor and Ecuador’s president take action to end Amazon oil expansion.
- On the second Fridays for Future strike of June, climate activists and environmental protesters continue to raise awareness of climate change and environmental issues.
- Four British activists from the "Just Stop Oil" coalition sprayed red paint on the Treasury building in London to demand an end to new oil and gas projects.
- Extinction Rebellion campaigner Ginnie Herbert enters the Royal Naval Armaments Depot Coulport, Scotland in a canoe, protesting nuclear energy addiction and demanding shift to renewables.
- Fridays for Future holds the third strike of the month, with climate activists and environmental protesters raising awareness of climate change and environmental issues.
- Completing her 200th week of Friday's strike, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg shares a photo on Twitter with her famous "skolstrejk för klimatet" (school strike for climate) sign while underwater.
- Environmental activist Sommer Ackerman accuses Sweden of blocking EU legislation against deforestation in tropical forests: "Sweden disapproves the formulation for 'forest degradation' due to fearing it will affect Swedish forestry," she says on Twitter.
Extinction Rebellion activists dump a ton of beet pulp in front of the Belgian Agriculture Ministry to protest the use of bee-killing pesticides.
- Rise Up Movement, accompanied by many activists from other environmental groups, holds demonstration in front of Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, saying it’s time for G7 leaders "to show us something real, something more than words.”
- A group Greenpeace activists in Denmark amid the Amsterdam Declarations Partnership meeting in Copenhagen protests the lack of policy against deforestation and holds up several signs, including one saying: "10 million hectares of forests gone on your watch."
- Fridays for Future holds the last strike of June, with climate activists and environmental protesters raising awareness of climate change and environmental issues.
- 18-year-old Japanese climate activist Yoshiro completes her 100th Fridays For Future strike, sharing "Climate emergency" sign on Twitter.
- Ahead of the G7 Summit, a large number of protesters gather in Munich to demand a fight against extreme hunger, the provision of social justice and a halt to the use of fossil fuels.
- A group called "Blockage Australia" disrupts streets in Sydney's central business district to draw attention to the country's "climate destruction."
- Greenpeace activists in Portugal's capital Lisbon protest world leaders' inadequate policies to keep oceans healthy and attempt to place a large banner outside the Altice Arena where the UN Ocean Conference is being held./aa