School Strike 4 Climate

Over 25,000 students walked out of class in Sydney today to protest against political inaction against climate change.

The students gathered at Town Hall where speakers demanded a voice in the future of the environment, including halting the Adani Carmichael mine in Queensland, earmarked to be one of the world’s largest coal mines.

A contingent of Aboriginal students travelled from Walgett in Western NSW to tell the crowd about the devastating effect of the lack of water flows to their town.

Speakers from Pacific Island nations, at the frontline of global sea level rises, also featured.

Students set out on a march through the city’s streets which ended in Hyde Park.

It was estimated that around 150,000 students participated in similar strikes across Australia, which coincided with similar student marches across the world.

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