Image taken from Climáximo's website

Student activists close more schools from today

Ocupa! movement calls for ‘end of fossil fuels’; 100% renewable electricity by 2025

Hundreds of young student activists supporting the “End Fossil Fuels: Occupy!” movement have extended their initiatives of last week to more schools and universities today, vowing to become more “confrontational”.

Demanding the end of fossil fuels by 2030 and 100% renewable and affordable electricity by 2025, the youngsters say they will only stop when they have 1,500 people willing to participate in an action against natural gas scheduled for May 13 in the port of Sines.

Since Wednesday last week, various students have been occupying the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Psychology and the Higher Technical Institute, the Dona Luísa de Gusmão Secondary School in Lisbon, and the Tomás Cabreira Secondary School in Faro.

From today, with their actions becoming “more disruptive“, students vow to occupy Lisbon’s Liceu Camões, António Arroio school, the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universidade Nova, the Faculty of Arts in Coimbra and the Faculty of Arts in Porto.

On social media, Climáximo – a self-described open, horizontal, anti-capitalist collective – declares that May 13 will see activists “stop with our own hands the functioning of the principal entry of gas into Portugal – the LNG (liquified national gas) terminal in Sines Port. This will be a “creative and disruptive protest of civil resistance”, says the pressure group.

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