More Than 1.5 Million People Took Part In The #SchoolStrike4Climate
Let's see Scott Morrison ignore this.
More than 1.5 million people took part in Friday’s world-wide climate strike, according to student organisers.
#SchoolStrike4Climate protests were held in more than 2000 cities and towns in over 100 countries, with students of all ages walking out of class to demand meaningful action on climate change.
In Australia, an estimated 150,000 people took part in rallies in 60 different locations. That’s more than 10 times the number of people who turned out to the first strike in November last year.
Australian students had three main demands: stop the construction of the Adani coal mine in Queensland, no new coal or gas mine projects, and a transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.
“The turn out across Australia was nothing short of amazing,” said 16-year-old student spokesperson Nosrat Fareha. “Politicians have responded with indifference to our crippling summer of record heat, bushfires and floods. It’s no wonder so many came out in support today.”
“There’s no time to stand by and wait for the bold action we need. We will keep organising, building our movement and riding the wave of community frustration until Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten step up to the job.”
Of course the strike wasn’t just confined to Australia, with young people marching in their thousands in cities from New York to New Delhi.
FEATURED: 30,000 determined young people with the thing we’re fighting to protect. Sydney #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/Rymvmj9ICL
— School Strike 4 Climate (@StrikeClimate) March 15, 2019
Oh boy, look what happened in Lisbon, Portugal.#FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/K1Ew1Zg4ey
— Angela Fay (@lifelearner47) March 15, 2019
50 000 jeunes mobilisés à Paris aujourd’hui lors de la #GrevePourLeClimat ! Rendez-vous demain pour une 2ème journée de mobilisation, toutes générations confondues, à la #MarcheDuSiecle pic.twitter.com/OqNefAfFnz
— Notre affaire à tous (@NotreAffaire) March 15, 2019
proud to be on the #ClimateStrike in London today 🌳💚 (even tho I got called stupid by one of my teachers) pic.twitter.com/NpGxbjQrsj
— meera (@meera_robins) March 15, 2019
We stand with the young people across the world who are taking their future into their own hands. Los Angeles will continue to do everything in our power to address this crisis with the urgency it demands — the cost of inaction is far too great. #ClimateStrike #Cities4Climate pic.twitter.com/pqLAZkCQsp
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) March 15, 2019
“The students United will never be divided.”
Thousands of young people walked out here in New York for the #ClimateStrike.
We didn’t create the problem, but I have no doubt this generation will solve the climate crisis. 🌎 pic.twitter.com/1LKJmD4N5s
— Oliver Hidalgo-W. (@OliverHidWoh) March 15, 2019
Young students at the Climate Strike in Cape Town are urging South Africa’s political parties to take climate change seriously by placing a moratorium on new coal, gas and oil mining licences, implementing a green New Dealhttps://t.co/M6xZebBdJf#climatestrike #FridaysForFuture pic.twitter.com/W2wK6170vS
— Amandla! (@AmandlaMedia) March 15, 2019
Hermosa marcha en Santiago de Chile!#climatechange #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/lVCEPFrxCh
— Diego Olavarria Úbeda (@DiegoOlavarriaU) March 15, 2019
“We care for the planet that’s why we’re here. We need to act now, our future is in danger” Students & youth have gathered in New Delhi to strike for climate! #ClimateStrike #ExtinctionRebellion #FridaysForFuture #SchoolsStrike4Climate #SchoolsStrike4Climate #GoGreen4GlobalGoals pic.twitter.com/Ikjte1Qbrl
— Haiyya (@Haiyya_Act) March 15, 2019
Some photos from Hong Kong earlier today #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/LsHXGjjpTL
— Matthieu Dinh (@Matthieu1221) March 15, 2019
Student activists will be holding information evenings in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne over the next two weeks in order to build on the momentum of the strike and make climate change the key issue at the upcoming federal election. For more information, visit the links above.
Feature image via SchoolStrike4Climate, used under Creative Commons CC BY 2.0