Youth Across Africa Turn Out to Protest Climate Change
Thousands of students across Africa took to the streets to demand action on climate change
Today, students across the African continent acted in solidarity with peers around the globe by leaving classrooms in a form of protest for Global Climate Change Day. Protests and marches were seen numbering in the thousands in capital cities of South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda while hundreds were also seen in rural areas and towns all across Africa.
According to The Washington Post, young people from over 150 countries have taken to the streets to voice their concern and prompt world leaders to take stronger stances on climate change policies. The protests come just before world leaders are scheduled to meet at the United Nations for a climate-summit on Monday.
Here are a few of the #ClimateStrike protests from around the continent.
We young people have decided to change the face of humanity.🌏If you don't ACT, We Will!. Leading a climate strike a… https://t.co/BsmJaix6zX— Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti (@Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti)1568976310.0
@GretaThunberg The #ClimateStrike is taking shape In Nairobi Kenya https://t.co/ngl9y2nc3d— This Is JN Shine (@This Is JN Shine)1568979449.0
@global_uganda @GloriaChella @missearth_sa @AmnestySAfrica @MobileFilmFest @OngJupd @LicypriyaK @ActionAidZim… https://t.co/AxOpQnTGKd— Yvonne W (@Yvonne W)1568982128.0
Merci a @terangalab de nous permettre à participer à la Grosse mobilisation citoyenne pour le climat à #Rufisque da… https://t.co/35JXsvHXJA— Abdoulaye Gueye Wade (@Abdoulaye Gueye Wade)1568993273.0
Primary school pupils call for climate action. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike in Abuja, Nigeria. We want… https://t.co/yxyEsGJEBt— Oladosu Adenike (@Oladosu Adenike)1568979215.0
Children from Porthacourt, Nigeria are demanding for climate justice! #ClimateStrike @350Africa @350 https://t.co/DWtaabrQ1m— Joseph Ibrahim (@Joseph Ibrahim)1568990223.0
Here we go Cape Town! Forward to renewable energy! #ClimateStrike https://t.co/ncdgtoocLm— Glen Tyler-Davies (@Glen Tyler-Davies)1568975270.0
The Johannesburg #climatestrikes are powerful. Unions, social justice, climate justice, migrant justice, gender j… https://t.co/oXAIaR2Fw7— Alex Lenferna (@Alex Lenferna)1568967948.0
We will be back, with more people, with more noise, with more action! Today was just the start, we will not back do… https://t.co/8hNLmzw0iv— COPAC (@COPAC)1568982592.0
“We young people of Burundi have decided to change the face of humanity. If you don't ACT now, We Will!“… https://t.co/KRVRuO7PGJ— ActionAid Burundi (@ActionAid Burundi)1568979974.0
Uganda taking part in the global climate strike.@GretaThunberg @vanessa_vash @YOUTHFORFUTURE2 https://t.co/zKpRugYZon— Greenpeace (@Greenpeace)1568965221.0
The greatest challenge facing Uganda is climate change and the country is changing at a very fast pace and impactin… https://t.co/7WBFj1Tkgd— Global Platform Uganda (@Global Platform Uganda)1568969502.0
I owned it to my children and my granchildren to be at this Strike! Accra,Ghana. #ClimateStrike #FridaysForFuture… https://t.co/c3cCf39ijb— VILLAGE•CHAMPION (@VILLAGE•CHAMPION)1569001131.0
2/n Image from the #ClimateStrike in #Ghana earlier today. Poor and developing countries such as Ghana are usually… https://t.co/6wKiqDYeIO— Fred Larbi (@Fred Larbi)1568995019.0