Thousands of students turned up to protest lack of action on climate change on the steps of Parliament House Melbourne at midday, Friday November 30th. This was the first national #climatestrike and saw students taking a day off school to protest in 30 cities around the country.
The #schoolstrike movement was started in Sweden by 15 year old Greta Thunberg who has been sitting outside their Parliament House every Friday for months. Students in Castlemaine Victoria wrote a letter to students around Australia urging them to follow suit and take action. We published their letter on October 25th. https://humansingeelong.com/2018/10/25/climatestrike/
Hundreds of students attended the rally from Castlemaine and we have lots of footage of them gathering outside Southern Cross train station, walking to Parliament and talking once there. Check out our instagram page https://www.instagram.com/humansingeelong/ or facebook post https://tinyurl.com/ybo623sh
It was great to be part of the Geelong crowd who attended. Students’ aim to get Politicians and Councillors taking more action on climate change. Keep up the great work!
Story & video footage: Jacqui Bennett Photos: Sarah Treacy