Belgian minister claims set-up behind schoolchildren's climate change protests
In February 2019, Joke Schauvliege, an environment minister in Flanders, was forced to resign after she suggested that Belgian intelligence services had information showing that the schoolchildren's strikes to protest climate change were being directed by others. The largest march in Belgium to date had drawn 35,000 children. The organising body, Youth for Climate, set up by 18-year-old Anuna De Wever, called the minister's claims "manifestly not true" and "an insult to the youth".
Writer: Daniel Boffey