Hundreds of people marched from District six to Parliament during a Global Climate strike in Cape Town, South Africa, on September 20, 2019. | Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images

These images of youth climate activists on strike around the world are simply inspiring.

Friday may be remembered as the largest global demonstration ever in the fight against climate change. Inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, young people around the world have organized to skip school and protest in the street over the climate crisis and the adults who aren’t doing enough to transition off fossil fuels.

Thunberg and her group Fridays for Future aren’t alone: they’ll be joined by adult climate activists, indigenous groups, workers from companies like Amazon and Google, and really anyone who feels like the world is overdue for dramatic action on climate change.

They event is truly global: There are 2,500 events scheduled in over 150 countries.

Let’s take a look at what’s happening around the globe:


Australians Rally For Climate Action As Part Of Global Climate StrikeAsanka Ratnayake/Getty Images
Young children dressed in traditional dress representing the Pacific Island get ready to march in Melbourne, Australia.


Bangladeshis Rally In Dhaka For Global Climate StrikeAllison Joyce/Getty Images
School students and protesters gather in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Activists in Brussels Join The Global Climate StrikeJack Taylor/Getty Images
Protesters march in Brussels.


Global climate strike in HamburgPhoto by CityNewsTV/Picture Alliance/Getty Images
In Hamburg, Germany, climate strikers fill one of the city’s main streets.


Global Climate Strike In AthensPhoto by Nicolas Koutsokostas/NurPhoto/Getty Images
Students demonstrate in central Athens, Greece.


Indonesians Rally In Jakarta For Global Climate StrikeEd Wray/Getty Images
Schoolgirls call for action on climate change in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Japanese Rally In Tokyo For Global Climate StrikeYuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images
Climate strikers hold signs in Tokyo near United Nations University.


Filipinos Rally In Manila For Global Climate StrikeEzra Acayan/Getty Images
Flipino indigenous youth, students, and environmental activists take part in the Global Climate Strike in Quezon City, Philippines.


Thais Rally In Bangkok For Global Climate StrikeLauren DeCicca/Getty Images
Thai people take part in a “die-in”, where strikers lie on the ground and pretend to die, symbolizing the impact of climate change in Bangkok.

United Kingdom

Activists In London Join The Global Climate StrikeDan Kitwood/Getty Images
Children listen to speakers as they attend the Global Climate Strike in London.

Author: Brian Resnick

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