The Climate March was held in Madrid in connection with the international climate conference COP25. It was attended by Swedish teen eco-activist Greta Thunberg and representatives of environmental organisations Greenpeace, Alliance for Climate, 2020 Rise For Climate, and Fridays For Future.
"Today we are talking about a march for climate # 6DPorElClima, in which more than 500,000 people took to the streets", Ecologists in Action wrote on Twitter.
Día 5 de la #COP25. Pero hoy no vamos a hablar de la cumbre oficial. Hoy hablamos de la marcha #6DPorElClima #MarchaPorElClima, en la que más de 500.000 personas hemos salido a la calle. Con mucha emoción, aquí dejamos la nueva vídeo-crónica 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/fTNm0Iels7— Ecologistas en Acción (@ecologistas) December 6, 2019
According to the Spanish National Police, the number of participants was 15,000, which is 30 times less than that claimed by organisers.
🎥 Damos paso a la señal en directo al escenario de la Marcha por el Clima #6DPorElClima, tras una protesta con una acogida de más de 500.000 👇🤗 #CumbreSocialClima https://t.co/8rMcXr801K pic.twitter.com/DN84p3VLJ0— Ecologistas en Acción (@ecologistas) December 6, 2019
Greta Thunberg arrived in Madrid by night train from Lisbon, where she arrived on Tuesday from the United States with her father in a private catamaran Vagabonde.
The UN Climate Change Conference COP25 is being held in Madrid from 2 to 13 December and is chaired by Chile. Representatives of almost 200 countries are taking part in it and about 30,000 people have been accredited to the event.