Adults swell ranks of students marching in record global climate protest
Updated : 2019-09-22 13:24:00
An estimated 40 lakh people take to the streets as first-time adult climate protesters join student-led strikes. Friday's marches, in cities from New York to London and Johannesburg to New Delhi, had been expected to be the largest climate change protests yet, spurred partly by adding adults to the past year's mainly youth-led mobilizations.
Global climate campaign group 350.org said late Friday afternoon that organizers estimated more than 4 million people had taken to the streets. About 3,000 companies closed their doors in support of the climate strikes, it said.