Albufeira, Aveiro, Braga, Caldas da Rainha, Coimbra, Faro, Funchal, Guimarães, Lisbon, Mafra, Porto, Santarém, Sines and Viseu are the Portuguese locations for which demonstrations are scheduled today calling for "concrete plans" against the climate crisis that the movement equates to "other socioeconomic crises such as racism, sexism, discrimination of the disabled and class inequality".
In Lisbon, the rally is scheduled for 10:00 in the Amália Rodrigues garden, at the top of Parque Eduardo VII, and will parade up to Arco do Cego, while in Porto the protesters gather at 15:00 in a march across Praça da República.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who spurred the movement in 2018 by missing classes for several weeks to protest the lack of climate action in front of the Swedish parliament, will participate in the demonstration scheduled for this morning in the German capital, Berlin.
In the international manifesto created to support the strike, the movement blames "the elite of the Global North" for "destruction of the lands of the 'Most Affected Peoples and Areas' through colonialism, imperialism, systemic injustices and cruel greed that ended up causing the global warming."
Among the measures called for by Fridays for Future are "anti-racist climate fixes", the cancellation of debts arising from extreme weather events and "adaptation funds" that serve communities.