Find your nearest climate strike for this Friday
Young people around the country will call on the government to act on the climate crisis
An international school strike is set to take place this Friday 20 September as part as the Fridays for Future movement, which calls on world leaders to respond more forcefully to the climate crisis.
It follows six months after the 15 March global school strikes, and this time, young people are asking adults to come out in numbers to support the action.
Teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will be joining the demonstration in New York, just days before the UN Climate Action Summit is set to take place starting 23 September.
Global Strike: 20th September 2019
Thousands of Irish students will be taking part across the country, including Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick, to name a few. The aim of the strikes is to demand the government take action on the climate emergency.
12:00pm: Protesters will be gathering at the Customs House
12:30pm: March will start, going towards Merrion Square
1:00pm: Rally at Merrion Square in front of government buildings
12:00pm: Protesters will gather on Grand Parade Street
12:20pm: March begins
9:00am: Meet at County Buildings, Ratass
9:00am: Meeting at The Height, O’Connell Square
1:00pm: Demonstration to be held outside St Peters’ Church, West Street
3:00pm: Protest begins outside the Dun Laoighaire-Rathdown County Council
1:00pm: Demonstrating begins in Eyre Square
12:30pm: Protesters meeting in Doorley Park
1:00pm: March starts walking to Town Hall
1:00pm: Protest begins at the Market Square
10:00am: Strike starts in Market Square
1:00pm: March gets underway at Arthur’s Quay Park, finishing at City Hall
2:00pm: Protest begins at Town Hall
12:30pm: Rally in Maynooth Square
12:30pm: Demonstrating to start in the Market Square
9:00am: Demonstration kicks off outside the Courthouse
Students demonstrate to demand their government takes action on climate change.
Fridays for Future
The Fridays for Future movement started last year when Greta Thunberg refused to go to school and sat on the steps of Swedish parliament to protest against her government’s lack of action on climate change.
Since then, Greta has spoken at international climate summits and has inspired hundreds of thousands of young people around the world to start their own school strikes.
In Ireland, weekly Fridays for Future protests have been taking place for a number of months around the country.
Want to stay up to date with Fridays for Future?
You can find about strikes and actions in your area by following Fridays for Future Ireland on Twitter and checking their website.
If there are no demonstrations near you, send an email to info@FridaysForFutures.ie for more information on how to start your own strike.