Climate activists glue themselves to entrances of political parties' HQs

Climate activists glue themselves to entrances of political parties’ HQs

Portugal’s latest climate-motivated protest saw a group of students gluing themselves to the entrances of the headquarters of several political parties this Tuesday morning.

The students are part of ‘Greve Climática Estudantil’, a group of students and youngsters who have been upping their protests against what they believe is Portugal’s inaction in the face of climate change.

“The students blocked entrances to buildings in various ways and had with them proposals for plans on how political parties can ensure the near end of fossil fuels by 2030 and 100% renewable and affordable electricity by 2025, ensuring that this is Portugal’s Last Gas Winter,” says a statement released by the group.

Several videos and photographs shared by the group show young people with their hands glued to the doors of the headquarters of the PS (Socialist Party), Livre, Bloco de Esquerda, PAN (People-Animals-Nature), and also the district headquarters of the PSD (Social Democratic Party) in Lisbon.

Only the entrance of CHEGA’s headquarters was not blocked, which the group justified by saying that the party represents “the watchdogs of the fossil system, taking to the streets to bark at those who oppose it.”

The activists were eventually removed by police agents.

By Michael Bruxo

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