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Students all over the world walked out of school to protest against their governments.
The strike, which took place last May, was the second and latest event held by the movement called Fridays for Future, which is staged and led by students on Fridays. According to reports, more than one million students from about 2,300 schools joined the strike in about 125 countries. Protesters assembled in different parts of the world, such as South Korea, New Zealand, Sweden, Australia, and the Philippines.
The movement aims to demand governments to take action against climate change. According to the protesters, many governments worldwide are not promptly implementing policies that tackle climate change. Moreover, the protest organizers are calling to improve the education system to effectively teach and inform students about the environmental crisis the world is facing.
Fridays for Future sprang from the solo protest of Swedish teenage activist, Greta Thunberg. For three weeks, Thunberg held a strike outside the Swedish parliament to call for action against climate change. As soon as her protests went viral, several students from all over the world took part in the demonstrations.
The worldwide student protests have caught the attention of world leaders. The first Fridays for Future protest prompted the United Kingdom and Germany to aim drastically reducing carbon emissions by 2050.
Because of its success, Fridays for Future is planning another protest. This time, the group invited adults to join in the efforts to turn things around. In response, several prominent people, such as a United Nations diplomat, writers, scientists, and indigenous group leaders, signed up to attend the protest to be held on September 20.