Sketches from Climate Change demonstration in Copenhagen
Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt, DrawnJournalism.com
It was end of October, in weather that the last days have been the hottest recorded in over 200 years, in Denmark. Like a June day and not much wind to keep the banners flying. I took out my drawing gear to sketch
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Surprisingly many elders, but also families, and many young had shown up to attend the around 3 km. walk around the central area, with the parliament, Christiansborg, in Denmark.
I came early and watched a father with a kid both in a trolley and one on the back, looking a bit stressed to keep them happy while waiting. Others were in cargo bikes, and most on foot.
The first speeches were hard to hear, and most didn’t listen much, they were there for walking, more than listening to the facts…
A few of the participants took their chance to distribute their thoughts on both climate, and some also on the upcoming election, others had banners about repair cafes’ sustainable farming, climate justice and different energy types.
Slowly the light faded around 17, and the organizers thank everybody for coming. I finished my last sketch and packed down my gear.
Keywords: activism, global warming, democracy, demonstration, denmark, climate action, illustration, drawing, news, journalistik, tegnet journalistik, visuel journalistik, Graphic journalism, visualjournalism drawn journalism, folkets klima march