Merkel Backs Student-Led ‘Climate’ Protests

Every week thousands of German students are skipping school to take part in the “Fridays for the Future” rallies across the country. The agitators are following the lead of the 16-year-old Swedish girl Greta Thunberg, who in August 2018 started the first “school strike for climate” outside the Swedish parliament. Their demands include ending the use of fossil fuels and a total switch to renewable energy.