Auburn joins the strike as climate activists rally around the world

A crowd of about 70 gathered at the steps of Auburn City Hall Friday to take part in a global series of “climate strikes” that saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets demanding action in the face of climate change.

Sparked by the actions of Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, who began striking outside her school in 2018, protestors from Afghanistan to Oregon were demanding climate justice, an end to fossil fuels, and a “rapid energy revolution,” according to the official #ClimateStrike website.

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