The climate roar has taken aim at becoming Norway’s biggest mark for the climate, and on Friday afternoon several thousand people roared in front of the Parliament.
After several test roars, the climate roar rang for about two minutes in front of the Parliament, Friday afternoon at 16.42. The aim of the climate call was to accelerate climate policy.
Initiator Even Nord Rydningen was touched by the roar.
“It became a very difficult climate marker. We have created goose bump mood. I am touched, happy and sad. Sad because there is still a serious situation that we are in,” says a hoarse Rydningen to NTB.
Several thousand attended
The ambition of the climate rally was to gather 100,000 people in Oslo and 50,000 in total elsewhere in the country. The roar was also arranged in Bergen, Kristiansand, Tromsø, Finse, Fredrikstad, Tønsberg, Skien, Alta and at Svalbard.
According to the Oslo police, about 7,500 people were present during the rally itself. Both Eidsvoll’s seat in front of Parliament, Spikersuppa and Universitetsplassen were used. It is unclear whether the estimate only applies to the crowds before the Parliament.
The organizer himself estimates that 20,000 people showed up in Oslo, while over 5,000 showed up in Bergen and around 5,000 in other cities.
Rydningen says he is not disappointed even though there were far from 100,000 attendees in the capital.
“It was a goal we set because it motivates. And it also reflects the seriousness of the situation we are in. There is little time to do much, and so it takes a lot of people,” he says.
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