WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — Thousands of youth across the country are rallying Friday for the environment and to demand lawmakers to end climate change.
Strikes were planned in Washington, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles and other cities around the world.
Three amazing young women—Isra Hirsi, age 16; Haven Coleman, age 12; and Alexandria Villaseño, age 13—have organized youth climate strikes around the country tomorrow. Their demand: a livable future for their generation.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 14, 2019
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The Youth Climate Strike wants a reduction in greenhouse gas emission, for world leaders to come together and take action and for the U.S. to implement the Green New Deal.
These protests are similar to the ones around the world that began last summer with teenager Greta Thunberg in Sweden.