Thousands protest in Toronto during Global Climate Strike

One of largest rallies the city has seen

Featured Video Play Icon

Thousands gathered for the Global Climate Strike at Queen’s Park on Sept. 27.

The march started at 12 p.m. and went east on Wellesley Street, south to Bay, crossed Queen Street West, and ended back on University Avenue and at Queen’s Park.

The streets were partly closed during the rally and police officers guidedpeople through the rally route with the strike facilitators. The protesters respected the instructions and climate march proceeded peacefully. The march took two to three hours.

  • Global Climate Strike gathered thousands of people for rally on the streets.
  • Two young people holding signs
  • Police officer and Hart House
  • Protesters and giant "rich guy" figure
  • Girl in the middle of rally
  • People watching the march
  • Police guiding the march
  • Protesters in Queen's Park

Over 7 million protesters

According to the organizer movement over seven million people joined climate strikes around the world, according to organizers. In Canada, a total of one million protesters marched on the day, of which about 80,000 took part in Toronto, making it one of the largest dermonstrations ever held in the city.

The founder of the international movement, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, herself joined the Montreal strike. Before the rally she received the city key from Mayor Valérie Plante. According to Thunberg’s twitter account, she is joining climate strikes in various countries every Friday during her travel for Santiago, where United Nations conference of parties, COP25, will be held.

After the strikes

Online map for strikes on Fridays for Future web site.

The climate movement Fridays for Future includes protesting every Friday in front of city halls and government buildings to demand actions for environment issues from politics. Tt least five weekly strikes are planned for Toronto, and there is going to be about 100 weekly demonstrations across Canada.

Related news:
Peaceful first day of climate action week
Student-led climate action week starts tomorrow

About this article

Posted: Sep 30 2019 11:42 pm
Filed under: News