The climate protests return this Friday to 20 Spanish cities. The main one will take place at 18:00 in front of the Congress of Deputies.

Greta Thunberg protests this September 4 in front of the Swedish Parliament.

Youth for Climate, Greenpeace and 2020: Climate Rebellion will resume their climate protests this friday september 25 in Spain in a score of cities on the occasion of the Global Day of Action for Climate, under the slogan “Climate justice to end all crises.”

After nine months marked by COVID-19, the international movement Fridays For Future has called mobilizations in 57 cities of 24 countries around the world that, in the case of Spain, they will visit more than 20 locations “With extreme seriousness regarding health security measures,” according to a Greenpeace statement.

Although they will be decentralized actions, the main one will take place from the 6:00 p.m. in Madrid in front of the Congress of Deputies, where a sit-in will be held that “will allow scrupulous compliance” with security protocols.

The convening platforms consider that the last few months have made “even more obvious” the weaknesses and contradictions of a “predatory economy” that is “on the verge of collapse” in the face of “a climate crisis that continues to worsen”, for which they demand “to reduce the consumption of materials and energy”.

The Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Jennifer Morgan, has defined this summer’s heat waves in Europe as “a terrifying sign” of the global climate crisis, while COVID-19 “reminds us of the importance of using our resources in favor of of the health of people and the planet ”. “Politicians and climate criminals will no longer be able to turn a blind eye” after the protests this fall, Morgan has warned.

In fact, Greenpeace, together with Ecologistas en Acción and Oxfam Intermón, filed a lawsuit against the Spanish Government on September 14 for “Breach of its climatic obligations”.

Back to the networks and the streets

During a telematic conference coordinated from Manila (Philippines) by the NGO Fridays for Future and in which the Swedish activist leader Greta Thunberg participated, it was reported last week that some 2,500 demonstrations will take place in different parts of the planet to “demand urgent actions to tackle climate change ”.

“The actions will be carried out both online and on the streets where the restrictions against COVID-19 allow it, and respecting the guidelines of the authorities, “said the NGO.

“This is a global emergency that takes many forms. The most important thing to remember is that the people, the least responsible for this crisis, they are the ones who suffer the most. In the part of the world where I live, we have to think about a better world for our children, but what we must remember is that people are dying today because of the climate crisis, ”he said.“I and many others have the privilege of being heard and of being able to speak up, defend ourselves, but in many other parts of the world it cannot be done and it is even illegal. Many are threatened for defending their rights“Added the Swedish activist.