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Mass Protests In Australia Kick Off Global Climate Strike Ahead Of U.N. Summit


Added 09-20-19 03:07:02am EST - “The rallies in Sydney, Melbourne and elsewhere drew tens of thousands of people. Similar protests were expected across the U.S., U.K., Germany, France and elsewhere.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Mass Protests In Australia Kick Off Global Climate Strike Ahead Of U.N. Summit ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Thousands of school students join protesters in a Climate Strike rally on Friday in Sydney, Australia. Rallies held across Australia are part of a global mass day of action demanding action on the climate crisis. Mark Evans/Getty Images hide caption

Thousands of school students join protesters in a Climate Strike rally on Friday in Sydney, Australia. Rallies held across Australia are part of a global mass day of action demanding action on the climate crisis.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators, including many young activists, turned out for rallies across Australia Friday, kicking off what is expected to be a worldwide series of protests to demand action on climate change.

More than 800 marches were planned on Friday in the United States, expected to draw on thousands of young people skipping school. Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg, the figurehead of the climate school strike movement, is expected to attend a rally in New York's Thomas Paine Park.

Similar rallies were planned in the United Kingdom, France and Germany and more than two dozen other countries.

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