Hobart Students Chant Outside Parliament House During Strike for Climate Change

StoryfulNewsPublished: November 29, 2018
Published: November 29, 2018

School students in Hobart, Tasmania, went on strike on Thursday, November 29, protesting what they said was a lack of government action on climate change. A large group of students rallied outside Parliament House in Hobart bearing signs and chanting. “What do want? Climate action! When do we want it? Now!” On Monday, Scott Morrison was asked during Question Time if he supported the students planning to strike. The Prime Minister said he believed climate change was an important issue but did not support “schools being turned into parliament,” adding that he wanted “more learning and less activism” in schools. He did not support students going on strike and said they should go to school. On Tuesday the Senate passed a motion in support of the strike. A protest was held by school students on strike in Canberra on Wednesday and a number of protests were planned for Friday, with students in all capital cities and 20 regional areas set to walk out. As a show of support for the Australian strike, students in Sweden, France, Norway and Finland would also be striking, according to a School Strike 4 Climate media release. The strike was initiated by students in central Victoria who began striking in Bendigo on November 1.They were inspired by a 15-year-old Swedish student who had been striking for climate change each Friday outside the Swedish Parliament. Credit: School Strike 4 Climate via Storyful

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