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Spain: 'It's not a change, it's a crisis' - Madrid joins climate strike

Spain, Madrid
September 27, 2019 at 21:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people joined the global climate strike in the Spanish capital of Madrid on Friday, demanding action from government.

According to the protest organisers, more than 200,000 people participated in the demonstration. Government sources put the number at 20,000.

Some demonstrators carried banners and placards reading "Capitalism kills the planet", "There is no planet B" and "It's not a change, it's a crisis," among others.

Similar protests reportedly took place in some 70 municipalities across Spain.

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Thousands of people joined the global climate strike in the Spanish capital of Madrid on Friday, demanding action from government.

According to the protest organisers, more than 200,000 people participated in the demonstration. Government sources put the number at 20,000.

Some demonstrators carried banners and placards reading "Capitalism kills the planet", "There is no planet B" and "It's not a change, it's a crisis," among others.

Similar protests reportedly took place in some 70 municipalities across Spain.

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