AMSTERDAM – About 70,000 people will participate in the climate march in Amsterdam on Sunday, an initial estimate shows. Organizer Climate Crisis Coalition calls it a record number and also outlines that the entire route of more than 3 kilometers is full.
The police say they will only report the final official number of participants at the end of the demonstration, but they also see that it is very busy in the city. This is due, for example, to the fact that people join along the way, and the numbers then vary again. “There is a good atmosphere; it is busy but manageable,” said a police spokesperson.
One of the participants is climate activist Greta Thunberg.
A reporter on site previously noted that the march started just after 1 p.m., but there were so many people that the rear couldn’t really move for a while. The climate demonstrators sing, carry music, and whistle.
Organizer Climate Crisis Coalition is a partnership of Oxfam Novib, FNV, Fridays For Future, Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion, Fossielvrij NL, Milieudefensie, DeGoedeZaak, and TNI.