Millions Worldwide March in Youth-Led Climate Strike
Inspired by a 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden named Greta Thunberg, millions of people — many of them students — took to the streets on Friday to demand action on climate change.
#ClimateStrike events reportedly took place in 150 countries, with more than 5,000 total events. Another strike is scheduled for Sept. 27.
Below are some images of the youth-led demonstrations that took place in California.
Calliope, a Marin student and climate activist, helped organize today's #ClimateStrike in San Rafael. All over the country and around the world, we demand #ClimateActionNow #FridaysForFuture pic.twitter.com/qdDrvAhxMe— Assemblymember Marc Levine (@AsmMarcLevine) September 21, 2019
The gathering is now staging an 11-minute die-in to symbolize the years remaining that humans have to take action against #ClimateChange #ClimateStrike #Pasadena pic.twitter.com/PrKLlmn7BB— Nathan Solis (@CNSNathan) September 20, 2019
Today, youth and environmental justice leaders are organizing a #ClimateStrike in Los Angeles.While protests ignite change, we need elected leaders to advance feasible, realistic, and equitable policies. Let’s combat climate change and environmental racism together. pic.twitter.com/N3vK2VhlJw— Steven César Almazán (@Steven_Almazan_) September 20, 2019
Fourth and fifth grade students from Ms. Brookes and Ms. Spingarn’s classes at Montclair Elementary chant “Save our Earth,” at a rally at Laney College for the Youth Climate Strike on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in Oakland, CA #ClimateStrike #YouthClimateStrike #YouthStrike4Climate pic.twitter.com/KNKLjkQhni— Dylan Bouscher (@DylanBouscher) September 20, 2019