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Global climate strikes: millions take to the streets to demand action

Environment 20 September 2019 By Adam Vaughan , Lilian Anekwe and Alice Klein Protesters in LondonDan Kitwood/GettyMillions of children and adults from Sydney and Mumbai to London and New York took to the streets today as part of a global strike against governments’ inaction on climate change. Organisers estimated a record three million people turned…



Environment



20 September 2019

By Adam Vaughan
, Lilian Anekwe
and Alice Klein

Climate protesters

Protesters in London

Dan Kitwood/Getty

Millions of children and adults from Sydney and Mumbai to London and New York took to the streets today as part of a global strike against governments’ inaction on climate change.

Organisers estimated a record three million people turned out in Europe, with events taking place at 200 locations in the UK, while 400,000 people were reported to have joined protests across Australia.

In the US, New York City’s 1.1 million students were given permission to leave schools to take part in the city’s events, which will include an address by Swedish student  …

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