The turning point

A multi-generational occupation of the main bridges in Copenhagen. Photo: Madeleine Kate McGowan

The Danish climate movement is becoming visible again after a collective corona cocooning.

For a full week Fridays for Future, Greenpeace, The Green Youth Movement and Extinction Rebellion Denmark, will be presenting four demands, served on a tray of direct actions. The actions involve obstructing infrastructure, demonstrations, singing activities, training, a march to the airport and community building. The demands are clearly articulated in length of the newest IPCC reports (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and call for an emergency break.

The four demands are:

1) Stop new fossil infrastructure

2) Stop all building-projects in nature

3) Legally binding climate citizens-assembly

4) A responsible refugee policy

Scientists Rebellion – a group of scientists sharing their research and call for change. Photo: Madeleine Kate McGowan

Activists barricaded all the main bridges in central Copenhagen on the first day of what they call The Turning Point, demanding a more rational and radical effort in solving the climate crisis. Over 100 people of all ages were arrested in the first action, which is the largest amount of arrests of climate activists since Cop-15.

And in the words of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres: “Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals. But the truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing the production of fossil fuels. Investing in new fossil fuels infrastructure is moral and economic madness.”

Photo: Madeleine Kate McGowan

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