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Students across the world are walking out to protest inaction on climate change

Parents, grandparents, and adults of all ages join kids in demanding climate justice.

Sep 20, 2019, 12:11 pm*

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Siobhan Ball 

Siobhan Ball

The school strike for climate movement is holding another coordinated international protest starting today.

The movement, started by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, involves teenagers striking from school on Fridays in an attempt to get the world’s governments to address the climate crisis and start transitioning to a zero-emissions future.

This time, though, they’re asking adults to strike with them as well, calling on those not already participating to stop working for half-hour as a sign of solidarity.

This protest will last a week and has already started strong with people of all ages flooding the streets today.

Protesters have poured out in cities like London and Nairobi, as well as others across the globe.

Students and their teachers are making their presence felt.

Parents and grandparents are out as well, marching for their children’s future.

As requested, professionals came out of their offices to throw their weight behind the teens.

Musicians played in honor of the strike.

Protestors wore elaborate costumes and carried eye-catching signs, trying to bring as much attention to the crisis as possible.

This week, in advance of the strikes, Thunberg testified before Congress, calling on U.S. leaders to “listen to the scientists,” a message these protesters are hoping to amplify.

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*First Published: Sep 20, 2019, 11:08 am