Student climate strike culminates in march through Prague

Around 200 students took part in a protest march through Prague on Friday, which was the culmination of a three-day climate strike organised by Universities for Climate movement. The students marched from Prague’s Jan Palach Square to Albertov, marking the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

According to the organisers, the strike is intended to draw attention to the worsening climate crisis and societal injustice and promote a debate on an alternative social order aimed at living within the ecological limits of the planet. They also said the demands of the students from 1989 have not been met.

Some 21 faculties from nine universities in Prague, Brno, Olomouc, Hradec Králové and Pardubice participated in the event.