Initially, the protests were created by the young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who started to protest on Fridays alone demanding measures to combat climate change. Now, student climate strikes are taking place all over the world and in Portugal the Friday initiative is already the sixth of its kind, this for the first time is not being called a strike, but instead “climate mobilisation”.
In Lisbon, a concentration is scheduled for Friday afternoon, which ends with music, theatre and political messages. Similar initiatives are planned for Aveiro, Coimbra, Évora and Porto, among many others.
The date of the next manifestation is already being debated by the “Friday´s for Future” movement.