Berlin —Tens of thousands of young climate activists rallied in Germany on Friday in the latest mass protest demanding urgent action against global warming, ahead of the weekend’s European parliamentary elections. At least 5,000 students boycotted classes and demonstrated at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate in what was expected to be one of the largest of protests planned in more than 110 countries. Large crowds also gathered in Hamburg, Frankfurt and other German cities, mirroring protests across Europe and the world. In Berlin, they carried signs with messages such as “Climate now, homework later!” and “There is no planet B”, while teenage activists chanted: “What do we want? Climate justice! When do we want it? Now!” The initiator of the “FridaysForFuture” protests, 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, again passionately called on youths in Europe and around the world to join the movement. “It is time for all of us to resist on a massive scale,” she wrote in a text co-a...

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