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Global climate strikes, environmental protests in April 2022

Dozens of climate activists cover Spain’s parliament building with red paint, protesting government's climate policy

Burak Bir   | 24.05.2022
Global climate strikes, environmental protests in April 2022

ANKARA 

Protests and strikes against environmental degradation continued across the globe in April, with demonstrators demanding decisive action to tackle climate change.

Activists and netizens continued online campaigns and street protests while keeping socially distant due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The events included Fridays for Future's weekly protests as well as anti-government protests over failing climate policies.

Below is a timeline of protests and demonstrations compiled by Anadolu Agency:

April 1:

- During the first Fridays for Future strike of the month, climate activists and environmental protesters continue to raise awareness of climate change, with nonprofit groups supporting their efforts.

April 6:

- Dozens of climate activists cover Spain’s parliament building with red paint, protesting the government’s failure to act quickly enough on climate change.

April 7:

- Hundreds of protesters march towards the Royal Bank of Canada’s headquarters in Quebec to protest the financing of a pipeline project that "violates indigenous peoples' rights.”

April 8:

- On the second Fridays for Future strike of April, climate activists and environmental protesters continue to raise awareness of climate change and environmental issues.

April 13:

- Climate activists, including Lebanese protesters on social media, criticize insurance companies that finance "Israeli illegal settlements and environmental crimes.”

April 15:

- Fridays for Future holds third strike of the month, with climate activists and environmental protesters raising awareness of climate change and environmental issues.

- Over 200 people have been arrested in London so far this month, the Metropolitan Police announces, as protesters from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion continue their demonstrations over the Easter weekend.

April 16:

- Extinction Rebellion protestors occupy the UK capital’s major bridges and close down major traffic routes throughout the city.

April 22:

- On the fourth Fridays for Future strike of April, climate activists and environmental protesters continue to raise awareness of climate change and environmental issues.

April 23:

- Stressing the role that fossil fuels play in climate change, Fridays for Future Ukraine calls for a total embargo on Russian fossil fuel imports.

April 27:

- Ukrainian activists hold a demonstration outside of the Austrian Embassy to stop Austria's blockade of an embargo on Russian oil imports into the EU.

- Mentioning the extreme heat in India, climate groups including Extinction Rebellion and activists on social media call on policymakers to step up more ambitious climate policies.

April 29:

- Fridays for Future holds the last strike of the month, with climate activists and environmental protesters raising awareness of climate change and environmental issues.

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