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Young Australians concerned about climate change
Thousands of students and their supporters walked out of classrooms and workplaces to
join School Strike 4 Climate events around the country, becoming part of a global youth-
led movement pleading for urgent action on climate change.
Attendees made their way to large rallies in the CBDs of every Australian capital city on
Friday, with events also planned in dozens of rural and regional areas, from Alice Springs
Organisers are demanding the federal government turn its back on emissions-intensive
energy sources, including by:
* Resourcing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led solutions that guarantee land
* Funding the creation of secure jobs that fast-track solutions to the climate crisis
* Funding projects that transition the economy to 100 per cent renewable energy by
Taking place in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, all events were arranged with
input from relevant state and territory health authorities, according to organisers.
There were loud cries for change, stories of grief and witty signs in abundance.
Thousands of protesters in Sydney braved the rain to march from Sydney Town Hall to
Prince Alfred Park to make their voices heard.
A key issue for many in attendance was the federal government’s recent announcement
that it would spend $600 million on a new gas-fired power station.
Organisers of the Adelaide event said about 2,000 students and young people rallied at
Victoria Square before heading to King William Street, blocking traffic as they marched.
Adelaide, South Australia