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Greta Thunberg, 15, from Sweden, is on school strike against the climate change. She shared her thoughts to the crowd of about 8,000 at the Senate Square in Helsinki on October 20, 2018. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

About 8,000 people marched against climate change in Helsinki center late on Saturday afternoon, according to the police estimate.

According to the organizers, which include various organizations, the next parliament has to commit to the following demands in order to mitigate climate change:

► Finland has to be fossil free by 2035
► Finland must not expand forest logging
► Finland is not to open any new peat bogs
► Finland’s net emissions must fall below zero by 2030
► Subsidies to fossil fuels must be ended by 2020

Serious business. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Big banners. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

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