In the country’s city halls, both in the big cities and in the communes, students of different levels led protests under the Fridays For Future movement, launched four years ago by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
According to its French spokesman, Pablo Flye, some young people, who were not old enough to mobilize in 2018 or had not become aware of the seriousness of the situation, witnessed a summer of drought and forest fires.
We are the hardest hit, after living, without a doubt, the least bad summer of our lives, he told the Franceinfo channel, alluding to the environmental deterioration that will affect new generations in the near future.
Flye considered it important to take to the streets to warn about the climate catastrophe and to begin to achieve little by little small victories in the battle in defense of the planet.
One of the demands is the need to talk more about ecology from as early an age as elementary school, he said.
The French activist insisted on the importance of working with the future in mind, which in his opinion entails training new generations called to take action in the face of the climate crisis.