India Plays Its Part In Global Climate Strike

by Ritu Versha 2 years ago Views 1650

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The Global Climate Strike that kicked off on Friday sent ripples across the world in more than 4,000 locations to train international attention on the climate emergency.

Children across continents heeded the rallying cry of fellow teen activist Greta Thunberg and shut their textbooks in a collective call to action. Strikes were also organised in 13 Indian cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Kochi, Allahabad and Kozhikode.

With warming oceans, shrinking ice sheets and rising sea levels serving as indicators that our planet is reeling under the effects of climate change, protesters across continents waved placards and chanted slogans in what are set to be the largest climate demonstrations caused by humans. Their demand: an end to fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone.

In Delhi, the protesters gathered in Lodhi Garden before walking towards Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in Jorbagh. The protest lasted till 6 pm.

In Mumbai, school-goers, college students and working professionals ditched their school/work and hit the streets yesterday.

Assam, too, took part in the climate strike:

And Hyderabad wasn't far behind: 

In Bengaluru, over 800 school-goers, college students, working professionals, and parents gathered at Town Hall on Friday evening to take part in Global Climate Strike yesterday:

The Global Climate Strike is a worldwide event wherein people take time off work and ‘strike’ to press for action to mitigate climate change. The strikes are being co-organised by three major environmental groups –, Fridays For Future (FFF) and Extinction Rebellion (XR).  

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