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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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.
18-year-old Moemoana, (centre) has come from Wollongong to the protest, and her homeland is Samoa.— Helen Davidson (@heldavidson) September 20, 2019
"It's a real threat and Australia needs to know that Pacifika are neighbours and Australia really needs to help out."#climatestrike pic.twitter.com/67bvwsdnuU
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