BERLIN | Swiss, German students protest inaction on climate change
BERLIN— Jan 18, 2019—Thousands of students held rallies Friday across Germany and Switzerland to protest the lack of action against climate change.
The demonstrations in dozens of cities were inspired by student Greta Thunberg , who has been staging a weekly “school strike” in Sweden. Many used the Twitter hashtag #FridaysForFuture to give their offline protests visibility online.
In Berlin, protesters focused on an upcoming political decision about when to end the use of coal in the country.