“System change instead of climate change” was the motto last Fridays in Aachen’s city centre as 40,000 students, including thousands of parents and grandparents, walked through the venerable German city that lies in the centre of a triangle near the Belgian and Dutch borders. Thousands had traveled from afar to demonstrate against the inactivity of German politicians and the ignorance of the coal industry in the nearby Rhenish lignite mining district. “This is the largest source of CO2 in Europe and the place where our future is being destroyed,” explained Carla Reemtsma of Fridays For Future (FFF) laconically.

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