Activists start a new occupation at Liceu Camões in Lisbon

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Some dozens of activists demonstrated today at Camões High School in Lisbon, starting a new occupation at that school in protest against climate change.

Unlike the November 2022 action, the students this time did not lock the high school and classes are running smoothly.

“Gas, oil, coal, leave them in the ground” or “For the Climate, united, we occupy, we resist” were some of the slogans most shouted by the young people, while playing drums and creating percussion on garbage cans.

Early in the morning, several hundred activists closed down the António Arroio school in Lisbon in an initiative of the “End the Fossil: Occupy!” movement.

The young people also have occupations scheduled for the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Universidade Nova, all in Lisbon, and the Faculty of Arts in Coimbra and the Faculty of Arts in Porto.

The demonstrators are demanding an end to fossil fuels by 2030 and 100% renewable and affordable electricity by 2025, demands identical to protests last year when they shut down some schools in Lisbon.

The young activists have, since last Wednesday, been carrying out climate protest actions in schools in Lisbon and the Algarve, occupying the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Psychology and the Higher Technical Institute, the Dona Luísa de Gusmão Secondary School in Lisbon, and Tomás Cabreira Secondary School in Faro.

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