Melbourne turns out to demand climate action in #globalclimatestrike

September 21, 2019 at 1:29 pm Leave a comment

According to the Student strike organisers, well over 330,000 people attended the climate strike across Australia, more than double the March 2019 turnout.

Melbourne saw 100,000 people in the Tereasury Gardens and march along a 1.2 kilometre route through the CBD.

Sydney had 80,000 people in the Sydney Domain. There were also 30,000 people in Brisbane, 20,000 people in Adelaide, 20,000 people in Hobart, 15,000 people in Canberra, and 10,000 people in Perth. There were actions by Students & workers in over 115 Australian cities & towns.

Globally, over 4 million globally participate in world’s largest climate mobilisation. This included 250,000 people marching in new York City, where Greta Thunberg addressed the enormous crowd.

The essential demands of the Student Strike for Climate in Australia were: no new fossil fuels including stopping Adani mine, 100 percent renewables by 2030, and money for just transitions & jobs.

Moreland rallies for climate action

Many residents of Moreland attended the rally. A cycling contingent met at the Coburg Mall and cycled the 10km duistance, with a stop at Brunswick Mechanics Institute to collect more cyclists. We were 50 strong by the time we reached Treasury Gardens. The group included Moreland Mayor Cr Abboud, and Brunswick Greens MP, Dr Tim Read.

Carriages on the Upfield and Craigieburn train lines had also been organised.

It was a sing-a-long climate party on the Mernda line further east:

Climate Angels at Wills MP Peter Khalil’s Office

Climate Angels outside Peter Khalil’s office in Coburg for Global Climate Strike.

A local action outside Federal MP for Wills Peter Khalil’s Sydney Road office was well attended by famillies and small children. The protest had a climate angel theme.

According to the Herald Sun report, Philippa Jolliffe attended the protest with her daughters Hazel and Jeanie and said the need for action is urgent.

“We need to take Climate Change seriously and stop destroying the environment,” she said. “We are the last generation that can do something about it.”

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