‘Skipping A Climate Pact Is Worse Than Skipping School’: Belgian Students Take Over the Streets of Brussels

With cries and signs like “the climate is changing, why aren’t you?” “act now or swim later,” and “less meat, less heat,” 12,500 students in Brussels, Belgium staged the largest national student-led climate strike since the November 30th action in Australia, during which an estimated 15,000 students skipped class to call attention to what students and activists are calling the “climate crisis.” The strike was four times the size of the country’s first #SchoolStrike4Climate strike last week, as reported by The Hill.