A global climate change protest, ‘Fridays for Future’, started by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg, reached India, as students from Delhi and Gurugram bunked school in protest. Students from across the world took to the streets, demanding answers from authorities over inaction against climate change.
Visuals from the protest took over social media with students seen carrying placards and posters, asking governments to come up with a plan to combat if they want votes. “No saans…no vote,” said one of the posters seen in an Instagram post by Greenpeace. “Namaskar we are joining #climatestrike from Delhi… We demand clean air, water and soils for our safe future. #fridayforfuture,” said the Greenpeace post.
The green NGO made another post that showed the site of ‘Extinction Rebellion’ in Gurugram, a Greenpeace movement that works towards averting climate catastrophes and slow the rapid loss of biodiversity. The group has set up a park in Gurugram that features plastic installation that presents a well-rounded picture of the amount of non-biodegradable items, like plastic, that we consume.
— Greenpeace (@Greenpeace) March 15, 2019
As part of The Global Climate Strike, school and university students came out in thousands in over 100 countries, including USA, Japan, German, France, and United Kingdom, among others. CNN reported that the protesters claimed that their governments have failed future generations by not implementing any sort of reduction in their emissions, contributing to global warming.
The movement started when 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg, of Swedish descent, skipped school every Friday to protest in front of the Swedish Parliament to demand effective measures against climate change. She was recently nominated for Nobel Peace prize for her activism.