Students boycott school to join climate change strike

Local | 15 Mar 2019 12:01 pm

Hundreds of students gathered at Chater Garden in Central this morning, boycotting school to demand urgent action on climate change.

Local school students were joining their peers in more than 100 countries for protests about a lack definitive action to combat climate change, RTHK reported.

One of the organizers of the Hong Kong action, Zara Campion, said seeing so many people turn out made all their effort worth it.

"Definitely worth it," she gushed. Definitely uplifting and worth the time and effort we put it."

Campion said she hopes this will now trigger some changes in Hong Kong.

Earlier, thousands of youths had marched in Wellington and Sydney to kick off the global strike.

The move is inspired by a Swedish teen Greta Thunberg who started her own strike outside Sweden's parliament calling for action. The action spread across the world, from Europe to Australia, with students leaving classrooms and holding rallies.

The global strike today aimed for 1,000 demonstrations in more than 100 countries, from Boston to Bogota, Dhaka to Durban and Lagos to London. Photo: RTHK.

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