Thousands march in Tel Aviv demanding more ambitious action on climate

Thousands of people marched from Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square and returned on Friday under the slogan, “Time is up for leaders, no room for statements, just immediate action,” in what organizers estimated was the largest demonstration. climate in Israel to date. .

Green Course, a student organization, which coordinated the event with a host of other environmental bodies, put the number of protesters at 12,000.

Green Course Director Elad Hofman said: “It’s exciting to see the public wake up. Concerned citizens, along with environmental activists, are making this year’s march the largest and most powerful that has ever taken place in Israel. “

“The public is beginning to internalize that the climate crisis is the greatest security threat to us and to the entire world.”

“We are demonstrating, but in reality we are fighting for our existence and that of our children,” Hofman said. “Which comes first: money for the tycoons (in the fossil fuel industry) or dramatic steps to save lives?”

The protest took place two days before a government delegation flew to Scotland for key United Nations climate talks.

Thousands of people march through Tel Aviv to call for government action on climate change, October 29, 2021 (Green Course).

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