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Find your nearest climate strike for this Friday

Young people around the country will call on the government to act on the climate crisis


Written by Kayle Crosson and posted in news


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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.

Dublin

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

Cork

12:00pm: Protesters will gather on Grand Parade Street

12:20pm: March begins

Kerry (Tralee)

9:00am: Meet at County Buildings, Ratass

Clare (Ennis)

9:00am: Meeting at The Height, O’Connell Square

Drogheda

1:00pm: Demonstration to be held outside St Peters’ Church, West Street

Dun Laoighaire

3:00pm: Protest begins outside the Dun Laoighaire-Rathdown County Council

Galway

1:00pm: Demonstrating begins in Eyre Square

Sligo

12:30pm: Protesters meeting in Doorley Park

1:00pm: March starts walking to Town Hall

Navan

1:00pm: Protest begins at the Market Square

Letterkenny

10:00am: Strike starts in Market Square

Limerick

1:00pm: March gets underway at Arthur’s Quay Park, finishing at City Hall

Kilkenny

2:00pm: Protest begins at Town Hall

Maynooth

12:30pm: Rally in Maynooth Square

Dundalk

12:30pm: Demonstrating to start in the Market Square

Kenmare

9:00am: Demonstration kicks off outside the Courthouse

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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.

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Published Sep­tem­ber 17th2019
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