Teens demand climate action at North Vancouver protest

Sep 26 2020, 12:07 pm

Young Metro Vancouver climate activists staged a protest in North Vancouver Friday outside the federal environment minister’s office.

The peaceful demonstration was organized by Sustainabiliteens and coincided with worldwide Fridays for Future rallies sparked by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

The young demonstrators assembled outside MP and Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Jonathan Wilkinson’s office near the Lonsdale Quay. They carried signs urging the government to work to dismantle systemic racism, tackle inequality, and invest in fighting the climate crisis.

“The climate crisis is an emergency, and it’s time we started treating it like one,” organizers wrote on Instagram.

 

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The group says Wilkinson has agreed to meet with them to discuss their goals.

According to an Instagram post by Thunberg, there were more than 3,000 youth-led climate demonstrations on Friday all over the world.

“This is just the beginning,” she wrote.


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