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Environmental activists hold-up banners as they protest against climate change in Nairobi on September 20, 2019. (Photo by SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Kenya:


Senegal:


Nigeria:


South Africa:



Burundi:

Uganda:


Ghana:


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