Global climate strike – live: Day of worldwide demonstrations begin in what could be largest climate protest in history



Hundreds of people have marched in the streets of Thailand’s capital to demand the government take measures to deal with the climate change crisis.

An organiser said about 250 people, mostly children with their parents, took part in the protest in Bangkok. Many were Westerners.

 

The organiser, 21-year-old Nanticha Ocharoenchai, said the demonstrators stopped at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to submit an open letter demanding the government declare a climate emergency, ban coal energy by 2025 and completely replace fossil fuel energy with renewable energy by 2040.

The protesters staged a “die-in” outside the ministry to dramatise their concerns, lying down on the pavement with many clutching home-made signs with slogans such as “Clean air is our right”.



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