Fridays for Horsepower The German Motorists Who Oppose Greta Thunberg

Motorists in Germany are banding together to oppose climate activists' calls to limit the use of cars. Politicians are taking them seriously because, unlike the Fridays for Future movement and its leader Greta Thunberg, most members of the Fridays for Horsepower group can vote. By SPIEGEL Staff
Christopher Grau is the founder of the Facebook group Fridays for Horsepower.

Christopher Grau is the founder of the Facebook group Fridays for Horsepower.

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The Fridays for Horsepower fan page on Facebook has already attracted close to a half-million followers.

The Fridays for Horsepower fan page on Facebook has already attracted close to a half-million followers.

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"Save our climate": Children participating in the Sept. 20 protest for climate protection in Berlin.

"Save our climate": Children participating in the Sept. 20 protest for climate protection in Berlin.

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