Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has criticized the student strikes for more climate protection. "It remains the fact that they skip school for it," said the CDU federal chairman at political Ash Wednesday in northern Hesse Volkmarsen.
If her children were old enough to take part in the protests, she would not apologize for their days off. Anyone who tucks the school to demonstrate must also make up for the missing subject matter themselves.
On Friday morning, according to police estimates, more than 300,000 protesters had taken to the streets for more climate protection, including many students. 2,000 rallies were announced worldwide. The Fridays for Future demonstrations have seen thousands of students taking to the streets every Friday for weeks to demonstrate for greater climate protection.
Kramp Karrenbauer gave speculation to a premature Chancellor change again a rejection. She referred to surveys, according to which a large majority in the population and an even greater majority in the CDU wants Angela Merkel Chancellor remains. "And I want it too," she said. According to the ZDF political barometer, the popularity of Kramp-Karrenbauer had declined significantly, with 51 percent of respondents considering Kramp-Karrenbauer to be unfit as chancellor.