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Global Climate Strike: Students Around the World Skip Class to Demand Action

India | Reuters | March 15, 2019, 3:13 pm
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 Thousands of school students walked out of class across capitals and cities across the world as part of a global student strike against government inaction on climate change. Student protests were held in capitals and cities across Australia and New Zealand from Wellington to Melbourne and Sydney, drawing tens of thousands of people, with more planned through Europe, Asia and the United States.<br /><br />In this photo, Adults are seen standing in solidarity with Indian students in a climate protest in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

Thousands of school students walked out of class across capitals and cities across the world as part of a global student strike against government inaction on climate change. Student protests were held in capitals and cities across Australia and New Zealand from Wellington to Melbourne and Sydney, drawing tens of thousands of people, with more planned through Europe, Asia and the United States.

In this photo, Adults are seen standing in solidarity with Indian students in a climate protest in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 Several thousand schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Bergen, Norway. (Image: AP)

Several thousand schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Bergen, Norway. (Image: AP)

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 A school student takes part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

A school student takes part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Several thousand schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Bergen, Norway. (Image: AP)

Several thousand schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Bergen, Norway. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Several thousand schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Bergen, Norway. (Image: AP)

Several thousand schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Bergen, Norway. (Image: AP)

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 A woman writes a message on the board during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

A woman writes a message on the board during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Young demonstrators gather on the steps of the Helsinki Cathedral, prior to the start of a protest march of Finnish youth calling for climate protection, in Helsinki, Finland. (Image: AP)

Young demonstrators gather on the steps of the Helsinki Cathedral, prior to the start of a protest march of Finnish youth calling for climate protection, in Helsinki, Finland. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Students take part in a protest against climate change, in Aarhus, Denmark. Students in cities worldwide skipped classes Friday in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming. (Image: AP)

Students take part in a protest against climate change, in Aarhus, Denmark. Students in cities worldwide skipped classes Friday in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide plan to skip class Friday in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide plan to skip class Friday in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters demanding action on climate change gather in Sydney, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

Protesters demanding action on climate change gather in Sydney, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Protesters demanding action on climate change gather in Sydney, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

Protesters demanding action on climate change gather in Sydney, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A protester demanding action on climate change holds up a sign in Sydney, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

A protester demanding action on climate change holds up a sign in Sydney, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Several thousand schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Bergen, Norway. (Image: AP)

Several thousand schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Bergen, Norway. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Indian students from different institutions participate in a climate protest in Hyderabad, India. (Image: AP)

Indian students from different institutions participate in a climate protest in Hyderabad, India. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Students take part in a protest against climate change, in Aarhus, Denmark. (Image: AP)

Students take part in a protest against climate change, in Aarhus, Denmark. (Image: AP)

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 A boy wearing a mask sits behind a banner during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

A boy wearing a mask sits behind a banner during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Students hold signs during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

Students hold signs during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Participants march during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

Participants march during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 A participant holds a sign during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

A participant holds a sign during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Young demonstrators gather at the Finnish Parliament during a protest march of Finnish youth calling for climate protection, in Helsinki, Finland. (Image: AP)

Young demonstrators gather at the Finnish Parliament during a protest march of Finnish youth calling for climate protection, in Helsinki, Finland. (Image: AP)

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 A student holds up a sign with writing reading in Italian

A student holds up a sign with writing reading in Italian "Lets save the planet", during a demonstration outside the Castello Sforzesco castle, in Milan, Italy. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide plan to skip class Friday in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide plan to skip class Friday in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Participants form a human pyramid during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

Participants form a human pyramid during a rally for global climate strike for future in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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