Protest chants

Since I am rather new to protest in public, and sometimes I feel rather lame just holding up my protest poster I have collected and made up some chants which one sing and shout (preferably with a loudspeaker ;-)) [more to come]:

What I have heard:

  • “People will rise like water,
    we have to face this crisis now.
    I hear the voice of my great-granddaughther,
    singing climate crisis now.”
  • “Keep. It. In the ground. Keep it in the ground.” (Marching tempo)
  • “We are unstoppable, another world is possible.” (Marching tempo)
  • Call: “Show me what democracy looks like!”  Reply: “This is what democracy looks like!”
  • Call: “People!” Reply: “Power!”
  • Call: What do we want?
    Reply: Save the climate!
    Call: What do we want?
    Reply: Save the climate!
    Call: When?
    Reply: Now!
    Call: When?
    Reply: Now!
    Call: When? When? When?
    Reply: Now! Now! Now!
  • From Sweden:
    • “Internationell. Solidaritet. Vi har bara en planet!”
    • Fråga: Vad Will vi ha?
      Svar: Klimat rättvisa
      Fråga: Vad vill vi ha?
      Svar: Klimat rättvisa
      Fråga: När?
      Svar: Nu!
      Fråga: När?
      Svar: Nu!
      Fråga: När? När? När?
      Svar: Nu! Nu! Nu!
    • Fråga: Vad ska vi göra?
      Svar: Rädda klimatet!
      Fråga: Vad ska vi göra?
      Svar: Rädda klimatet!
      Fråga: När?
      Svar: Nu!
      Fråga: När?
      Svar: Nu!
      Fråga: När? När? När?
      Svar: Nu! Nu! Nu!

What I wrote:
Note: Do you have better ideas! Please share!

  • Demand: Involve all society, don’t expect politics or business to take the lead in protecting the planet.
    • “People have to lead the way, politics and market fail.” (Sing as army marching cadence.)
  • Demand: Exit fossil fuels, invest in renewable energy.
    • “Make energy renewable, we know that it is doable.” (Sing as army marching cadence.)
    • “Fossil fuels we refuse, renewable is what we choose.” (Sing as army marching cadence.)
  • Demand: Fight eco crisis!
    • “Hothouse Climate! No, no, no! Climate Action! Go, go, go!” (Rhythmic shouting)
    • “Mass Extinction! No, no, no! Stop emissions! Go, go, go!” (Rhythmic shouting
  • Demand: Reduce air traffic!
    • “Keep. Planes. On the ground. Keep planes on the ground!”  (Rhythmic shouting, similar to “Keep. It. In the ground! Keep it in the ground!”)
    • “Please. Stay. On the ground! Please stay on the ground!(Rhythmic shouting, similar to “Keep. It. In the ground! Keep it in the ground!”)
    • “Global travel! No, no, no! Better you stay home, home, home!” (Rhythmic shouting)
  • Demand: Reduce consumerism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions!
    • “Re-use! Re-use! Do not produce!” (Rhythmic shouting)
    • “Mother Earth suffers from our greed! Do not buy stuff, you don’t need!”  (Sing as army marching cadence.)
  • Demand: The young generation (ie future workers/employees) will not pay for the retirement of the current generation of decision makers (to put pressure on decision-making adults).
    • “We pay your retirement, save our future or resent.” (Sing as army marching cadence.)
    • “We will pay when you are old, we ask keep the planet cold.” (Sing as army marching cadence.)