Student Strike - Big School Walk Out For Climate Action

Around 5,000 primary and high school students walked out of Sydney schools today to protest against inaction against climate change.

The striking students gathered at Martin Place in Sydney’s centre where speeches and performances were given. Speakers called for governments to radically reduce carbon emissions, stop the massive Adani Mine and implement environmentally friendly policy. The students demanded immediate action on climate change so that their future could be guaranteed.

Thousands of other students protested across the country - up to 15,000 - in capital cities and regional centres.

In response, the Resources Minister, Matt Canavan, dismissed the protest, saying, “The best thing you'll learn about going to a protest is how to join the dole queue. Because that's what your future life will look like, up in a line asking for a handout, not actually taking charge for your life and getting a real job.”

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