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20 September 2019

Global climate strike: around the world as it happens

From Delhi to New York, Accra to London, millions of people will join marches today for urgent action on climate breakdown. 

By New Statesman

Since its inception in August 2018, the Schools Strike for Climate movement has attracted support from school children and adults across the world. Today, millions of people are turning out to march for urgent action on climate breakdown in what is expected to be the largest climate mobilisation ever.

Protesters are demanding “an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone”. In Australia, organisers say more than 300,000 people took part in Friday’s protests, while more than 5,000 events have been planned across Europe, Africa and the US. 

The New Statesman rounds up some of the action below.

Young people take part in a climate “die-in” in Bangkok, Thailand 

A peaceful march begun this morning in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Strikers take to the streets in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

Young demonstrators take part in the global climate strike protest in Bangkok, Thailand.

Protestors in Ghotki, a town in northern Pakistan ignore the September heat.

School children from Myanmar stand up in Thailand.

In Singapore, cosmetics company Lush has closed its doors for the day. 

London Mayor Sadiq Khan welcomes the climate strikes this morning, as London prepares to protest.


A crowd gathers in Dublin this afternoon.

“Planet before profit”, people strike together in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.

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