Students join world for climate change strike
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.