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Climate Strike: Thousands join protests across the world, demand immediate action

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 20 Sep 2019 Print

Climate Strike: Thousands join protests across the world, demand immediate action

Greta Thunberg Twitter page

London/Sydney/New Delhi: Students and workers participated in massive protests across the world on Friday to urge more government action on the issue of climate change.  

 

Termed as Climate Strike, people, supporting the move, have already staged their protests in nations like Australia and India.

Protests are likely to take place in the UK as well.

It's part of a global "climate strike" day, which started in Australia earlier, where organisers said around 300,000 people took part, reported BBC.

The entire move follows the school strikes inspired by environment activist Greta Thunberg.

The Swedish teen described the turnout in Australia as 'incredible'.

"Incredible pictures as Australia’s gathering for the #climatestrike This is the huge crowd building up in Sydney. Australia is setting the standard! Its bedtime in New York...so please share as many pictures as you can as the strikes move across Asia to Europe and Africa!," she tweeted.

She is set to join a later rally planned in New York, where world leaders will meet at the UN next week to discuss climate change, BBC reports.

What is Global Climate Strike?

As per the official website of the organizers, young people have woken up much of the world with their powerful Fridays for Future school strikes for the climate.

"As we deal with devastating climate breakdown and hurtle towards dangerous tipping points, young people are calling on millions of us across the planet to disrupt business as usual by joining the global climate strikes on September 20, just ahead of a UN emergency climate summit, and again on September 27," read the website.

Is it happening in India?

Students in New Delhi joined the worldwide climate strike and participated in similar rallies.

Sharing images from India, Greenpeace India tweeted: "Children and young activists in Delhi join #GlobalClimateStrike inspired by @GretaThunberg to secure #ClimateJustice and sustainable future for all."