Many people came, even though the weather was rainy and stormy today.
Ten-year old climate activist Lilly Platt was also on her way, as this tweet shows.
This video is a live stream of the event.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
In Amsterdam many thousands of people are on their feet for the Climate March, which started at 13.00. The protest started on Dam Square and via the Rokin and Vijzelstraat streets to the Museumplein square.
The organization says that there are 30,000 participants, the municipal authorities estimates the number of demonstrators at 35,000. Because of the large attendance, the organization decided to start the march earlier, in consultation with the police.
Many participants in the march carry banners or protest signs. “The dinosaurs also thought that they still had time‘, someone wrote on a piece of cardboard. The Groningen Province Soil Movement marches along and writes: “The worst evil: a Shell and Climate Government Department.”
On Twitter, participants complain that the trains to Amsterdam are very short. The Dutch railways say that they were “less adequate” in “adjusting” the length of the trains because the march was announced relatively shortly in advance.
About fifty organizations and political parties have joined the march. The organizations say they are sick of vague promises and half measures [by the Dutch government] and want concrete agreements about the climate.
This sign mocks the logo of Shell oil corporation.
This banner says, translated, A better environment starts with you, Shell.
This 9 March 2019 music video is a song, written especially for the demonstration today: Climate Action Cannot Wait (based on I Only Wanna Be With You – by Dusty Springfield).
Interviews, in Dutch, with demonstrators are here.
A report in Dutch is here.