Post by kerouac2 on Sept 20, 2019 21:41:11 GMT
Today the young people of the world demanded that we stop destroying the planet. Oh well, it's probably too late and they will just have to suffer. As a member of the destructive forces, albeit a minor one, and being one of those despicable older people who will not suffer the consequences, I was not at all inspired to demonstrate today. Not my combat. However, it was easy to get to where the Paris event was starting at Place de la Nation and I figured that I could at least try to document the struggle before the world ends.
Most of the kids were just beginning to arrive at the same time that I arrived.
It did not take long for the crowd to become dense.
Mayor Hidalgo has been trying her best to make Paris greener. This year Place de la Nation was transformed from a huge traffic circle into a circular park.
One of the best things about young people is that they make their own signs and slogans rather than collecting them from an official source.
It was a beautiful sunny say to refuse to attend classes.
You only live once. That goes for the planet as well, at least in million year cycles.
Paris did not at all have the biggest crowd, but at least some young people tried.
I recorded a tiny bit of the ambience. It has had a hundred views in just a couple of hours, because those kids are addicted to social media, one of the biggest destroyers of the climate.