Youth Climate Strike Around the World in Photos
Friday may be remembered as the largest global demonstration ever in the fight against climate change. Inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, young people around the world have organized to skip school and protest in the street over the climate crisis and the adults who aren’t doing enough to transition off fossil fuels.
Thunberg and her group Fridays for Future aren’t alone: They’ll be joined by adult climate activists, indigenous groups, workers from companies like Amazon and Google, and really anyone who feels like the world is overdue for dramatic action on climate change.
The event is truly global: There are 2,500 events scheduled in over 150 countries.
Let’s take a look at what’s happening around the globe.
Young people attend a Climate Strike rally, as Afghan security forces guard them in Kabul, Afghanistan on September 20, 2019.
Young children dressed in traditional dress representing the Pacific Island get ready to march in Melbourne, Australia on September 20, 2019.
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School students and protesters gather in Dhaka, Bangladesh on September 20, 2019.
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Protesters march in Brussels on September 20, 2019.
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Demonstrators play dead during the global climate strike in Santiago, Chile.
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Protesters hold signs and chant slogans during the Hong Kong Climate Strike rally in Hong Kong, China on September 20, 2019.
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A demonstrator wearing a face mask holds up banners in San Salvador, El Salvador.
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Young climate protesters stand on the statue of the nation’s square in Paris, France on September 20, 2019.
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In Hamburg, Germany, climate strikers fill one of the city’s main streets on September 20, 2019.
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Students demonstrate in central Athens, Greece on September 20, 2019.
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Students wearing masks hold signs as they protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown in Guwahati, India on September 20, 2019.
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Schoolgirls call for action on climate change in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 20, 2019.
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Climate strikers hold signs in Tokyo, Japan, near United Nations University on September 20, 2019.
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School students and protesters march at the Dam Square in Amsterdam, Netherlands on September 20, 2019.
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Protesters cheer and march in Abuja, Nigeria on September 20, 2019.
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Youths hold placards as they march in Islamabad, Pakistan on September 20, 2019.
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Flipino indigenous youth, students, and environmental activists take part in the Global Climate Strike in Quezon City, Philippines on September 20, 2019.
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Students, parents and activists march in Krakow, Poland on September 20, 2019.
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Young people march to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa on September 20, 2019.
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Environmental activists stage a performance using LED lights to create the Morse code symbol for SOS in Seoul, South Korea on September 20, 2019.
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Thai youth take part in a “die-in”, where strikers lie on the ground and pretend to die, symbolizing the impact of climate change in Bangkok, Thailand on September 20, 2019.
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Youth hold posters during the Global Climate Strike in Kiev, Ukraine on September 20, 2019.
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Students listen to speakers as they attend the Global Climate Strike in London, United Kingdom on September 20, 2019.
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