Dozens join protest over climate change

Local | 20 Sep 2019 5:45 pm

About 50 people in Hong Kong have found a different reason to protest in their city’s summer of pro-democracy demonstrations: climate change.

Carrying banners and posters, they are chanting “stop the pollution” as they march along the harbor front today under a blazing sun as part of a day of demonstrations taking place in cities around the world.

Organizer Dhanada Mishra, a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, says that the younger generations will be seriously affected when the impacts of climate change are felt in the coming decade and beyond.

He says it is appropriate that young people should speak out and demand that their future is not jeopardized by government inaction.

Protester Nayla Ventura says it’s only fair to show her two children that it’s OK for them to fight for their future.-AP

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