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Millions Attend The Student-Led Global Climate Strike

By: Politicized News

· Domestic Policy

Young people all over the world are rallying for the climate today, as over 4,638 events are planned to occur in over 139 countries. The strikes are inspired by Greta Thunberg's Fridays for Future movement, which has gained support from students worldwide. The marches aren't just for students; activists say "We feel a lot of adults haven't quite understood that we young people won't hold off the climate crisis ourselves," Thunberg and a group of organizers say, "Sorry if this is inconvenient for you," they said. "But this is not a single-generation job. It's humanity's job." •
Local governments have shown their support for the movement, especially in New York City, with 1.1 million students being allowed to skip class and participate. 

Let's take a look at marches around the world! (Slides are in the same order)
United States- Students are marching all over the country, holding banners that read "there's no planet B" and "My world's on fire, how bout yours?". Groups in Washington DC are expected to make it to Capitol Hill. 

Australia- Early numbers say over 400,000 are attending climate strikes.

Tanzania- Protesters marched down streets lead by a marching band in Dar es Salaam.
Uganda- Protesters told reporters "we are rising for our future" as thousands of students, governmental officials, and unions march.
India- Thousands of students line the streets, some around elementary school age, chanting "oxygen is free, because of the trees!"
Europe- Hundreds of Thousands have taken to the streets in support of Fridays for Future, with marches taking place in the UK, Germany, Poland, Ukraine.

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