About 100,000 Vancouverites and Metro Vancouverites of all ages — many of them inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg — joined the Global Climate Strike on Friday, calling on political leaders to take action against climate change.
Some Vancouver schools closed their doors for the day to allow students and staff to attend the world-wide event, while others allowed students to skip class if they had written permission from parents and guardians.
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Vancouver City Hall was packed with rally-goers sharing their concerns about the earth’s future and their messages for governments.
After speeches, the peaceful group marched onto Cambie Street, across the bridge and made its way to Hamilton and Georgia.
So proud of our city: ~100K #peaceful & thoughtful people participated in the #GlobalClimateStrike drawing attention to #ClimateAction – way to go #Vancouver! Big thanks to our #VPD officers assisting everyone! #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike @VancouverPD https://t.co/yEVT8TooLP
— Adam Palmer (@ChiefPalmer) September 27, 2019
— Michelle Morton (@MichelleEMorton) September 27, 2019