Stu­dents join world for cli­mate change strike

Dubbo Photo News - - News Extra - By YVETTE AUBUS­SON-FO­LEY

AROUND 250 stu­dents, par­ents, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Unit­ing Church, Dubbo Re­gional Coun­cil Deputy Mayor Stephen Lawrence, and other sup­port­ers gath­ered at Vic­to­ria Park in Dubbo last Fri­day, Septem­ber 20, to par­tic­i­pate in the glob­ally-co­or­di­nated Stu­dent Strike 4 Cli­mate and Global Cli­mate Strike for adults.

The group car­ry­ing plac­ards and oc­ca­sion­ally call­ing out de­mands such as “100 per cent re­new­ables” walked a CBD cir­cuit along Church, Mac­quarie and Tal­bra­gar Streets un­der the watch­ful eye of po­lice. The stu­dents at­tracted com­plaints by some res­i­dents call­ing for them to go back to school and ask­ing why they weren’t in school uni­form.

Stu­dents gave speeches in Vic­to­ria Park and at the Church Street Ro­tunda. Stu­dents from the Cen­tral West Lead­er­ship Acad­emy at­tended with the school’s per­mis­sion. Stu­dents from all Dubbo schools at­tended the strike, in­clud­ing a school each from Gil­gan­dra and Welling­ton.

Lili Sargeant, Car­ri­gan Baker, Dubbo Re­gional Coun­cil deputy mayor Stephen Lawrence, Harry Kater, front, Finn Ran­dell.

Stu­dent strik­ers spent a short time at the Church Street Ro­tunda hear­ing speeches

Stu­dents started their strike at Vic­to­ria Park.

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