LONDON (AA) - Millions of people have marched across the globe in the largest climate protest to call their governments to take urgent action for what the environmentalist groups and activist describe as the most urgent problem to be tackled.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters, mostly young people and their parents took to the streets in major cities across the world.
Schoolchildren from all over the U.K. have travelled to British capital to fill London’s main Parliament Square. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Manchester’s grand library, chanting “Whose planet? Our planet!”
In Edinburgh, a large crowd of children and students filled the Meadows in support of the “Climate Strike”.
In German capital, thousands of people gathered at the Brandenburg gate to initiate their protests. Similar protests were held in other main German cities -- including Frankfurt and Bremen.
Paris and Brussels saw tens of thousands of protesters marching on streets.
Tens of thousands of people also took to the streets of Oslo and Stockholm to give the same message of urgent action for the earth.
The global climate strike, billed as the biggest climate mobilization ever, is being held on Friday in over 110 countries across six continents with more than 3,500 demonstrations by activists, students, scientists, workers, and many others.
Protests were held from Australia to Africa and from Asia to America on Friday to mark the biggest ever attended environmentalist event ever recorded.