A climate activist interrupted the game: he ran onto the field and burned his hand

A climate activist interrupted a tennis tournament match in London. During the match, he ran onto the field, sat down next to the playing net and burned his hand. The man then started screaming because of the pain and shortly after the ignition went out himself. During the incident, he was wearing a T-shirt that said “Stop Private Flights in the UK”. Climate activists have held several global protests. Around 20,000 protesters were counted in Berlin, around 12,000 in Vienna, and a few thousand rally participants in Italy.

A climate activist interrupted the game at the Laver Cup Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman. During the match, he ran onto the field and set his right hand on fire, according to reports Insider. Part of the playground also caught fire – the flammable liquid that the man had with him spilled over it.

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The protester is said to have started screaming in pain shortly after igniting and then extinguished himself. The man was then escorted off the field and detained. The fire on the field was put out by the employees, and the match later resumed.

The Fridays for the Future movement

Today, climate activists held several global protests. Thousands of young climate activists gathered in the Fridays for the Future movement, demanding that world leaders put people before profits. Around 20,000 protesters were counted in Berlin, around 12,000 in Vienna, and a few thousand rally participants in Italy, foreign press agencies report.

Climate protests took place globally, with the largest number in Germany.PHOTO: AP

As activists wrote on the movement’s website when the global protests were announced, they are asking policymakers and world leaders to put people first before profits. “We demand that governments listen to the voices of people from the most affected areas and immediately provide funding for the loss and damage to the communities most affected by the climate crisis,” they wrote down.

The youth warn that the ruling class of the Global North is deliberately sacrificing the ecosystems and peoples of the Global South in the name of development and economic growth. Meanwhile, he uses the working class as a tool to build a system that destroys them.

In Germany, rallies were recorded in more than 270 cities. In Berlin alone, the police counted around 20,000 participants. Several thousand activists were also listed in Hamburg and other major German cities.

A climate protester in the German city of Cologne. PHOTO: AP

At rallies across Germany, young people demanded a radical expansion of renewable energy sources with the help of a special fund in the amount of 100 billion euros, debt cancellation for poor countries and universal and permanent access to affordable energy. “Our message from the streets is clear: we know that there are sustainable, fast and solidarity solutions to the crisis, we demand them and we are ready to fight for them,” said the head of the German department of the Fridays for the Future movement Lisa Neubauer.

Several thousand rally participants were also recorded in cities across Italy. The participants of the protests there mainly drew attention to the absence of the climate crisis in the current election campaign, and this at a time when Italy is facing the catastrophic consequences of climate change, such as droughts and floods.

Climate protesters in the German city of Kiel.
Climate protesters in the German city of Kiel. PHOTO: AP

“During the election campaign, the issue was absent despite the climatic disasters of the last months, the drought, Marmolada, the floods in Marka and despite the fact that the solutions for the ecological transition are the same as those needed to eliminate the consequences of the energy crisis,” warned the climate activist Filippo Sotgiu. On Mount Marmolada in the Italian Dolomites, 11 people died in early July after part of a glacier broke off and triggered an avalanche.

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Meanwhile, around 20,000 protesters also gathered on the streets of several Austrian cities, including 12,000 in the capital Vienna. At the rallies, climate activists demanded an energy transition for all, while demonstrations were also held in support of the pending climate protection law.

She is a climate activist in Graz Julia Cas warned that for 631 days there has been a demand for a climate protection law that deserves that name. It was the organization’s 11th call for global protest since it was founded in 2018.

The article is in Slovenian

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