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First school strike for the climate, a critical moment
At the first school strike, students from secundary schools gathered at Central Station in Brussels. The police ordered to stay at the square in front of the station. There was some doubt among the student. Stay nice and obey or defy the ban and get them heard as much as possible. 2019 was the year when the youth started to protest massively to demand climate change action from poiticians, with young kids following the foothsteps of Greta Thunberg and skipping school every week, and as a consequene other groups like Extinction Rebellion emerged. The school strikes and other protests defined the media and political debate for months and still have lasting consequences.