Brussels Protesters Brave Cold Rain, Demand Climate Action

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Thousands of protesters are marching through the Belgian capital of Brussels to demand that the government increases its efforts to fight climate change.

A protestor marches with a face mask and a message on her forehead during a Rise for the Climate demonstration in Brussels, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

In the fourth demonstration in two months attracting at least 10,000 protesters, banners were held high Sunday to demand better use of renewable energies and more action to improve air quality.

A protestor holds a placard as she marches during a Rise for the Climate demonstration in Brussels, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

A similar march last month saw 70,000 demonstrators and on Thursday some 35,000 schoolchildren and students skipped class to take to the streets with similar climate demands.

Protestors hold a banner as they march during a Rise for the Climate demonstration in Brussels, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

The Brussels North train station was so clogged with protesters that organizers began the march early to ease the congestion.

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