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Budapest Switches off Flood Lights to Mark Earth Hour

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.29.

Budapest switched off city flood lights for an hour on Saturday evening, joining the global Earth Hour initiative, Mayor Gergely Karácsony said.

As a part of the WWF initiative, all flood lights in the city were turned off between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, Karácsony said on Facebook.

The most important task at hand is to “join forces and overcome” the pandemic but once it is over, the dangers of climate change will remain, he added.

“We must learn from this crisis, first of all that there is nothing more important than human life,” he said.

“After the pandemic, we must not return to the irresponsible practices of the past. We must understand that if we protect our planet, then we are protecting each other,” he added.