Around 30 000 people gathered this Sunday afternoon in Brussels for a protest march under the umbrella of the Climate Coalition which represents 96 organizations from all over the country.
The stood as one voice to demand that the climate issue be placed at the top of the political EU agenda ahead of the 27th International Climate Conference taking place next month in Egypt from November 6 to 18.
At the lead, the Amazonian chefs made the trip for the occasion.
Greenpeace under the “People and planet before profit” banner
BOS+ is an organization that is committed to forest conservation, better forest and more forest in the world.
Gauche Anticapitaliste (Anticapitalist Left) under the banner: “The Planet is worth more than their profits”
Extinction Rebellion Animal under the banner “End the dairy industry”
Causes such as Marijuana legislation were also represented
The OXFAM banner read: “Climate Change. Hunger. Poverty. It’s all the same fight”
Another banner read: “You’ll die of old age, I’ll die of climate change”
And go ride 2-3 hours together through Brussels without having to worry about traffic lights or stop as the police regulates traffic.
The idea behind the “critical mass” is when the participants become so numerous that they reverse the balance of power in traffic. The Critical Mass creates a safe space; it protects its participants from traffic. The concept alludes to nuclear physics, where a critical mass of fissionable material triggers a nuclear chain reaction.
The Manneken-Pis, a 17th-century bronze statue of small boy is an iconic symbol of Brussels folklore which dresses up in costume during festivals and major events. Today was meant to celebrate the election of the most beautiful Moustache of Brussel but it had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.
The idea of the competition and the order was started a little over a decade ago in 2009 at the initiative of the former mayor of Brussels, Freddy Thielemans, who always sported a mustache. Initially, the competition took place in Les Marolles neighborhood. Today, internet users can also vote for the prettiest mustache.