New Age Youth | Published: 00:00, Sep 22,2019

Climate Change Protests

School students in Kabul are marching amidst military protection in solidarity with millions of school students across the globe who demand change in global climate strike. — Greta Thunberg/Facebook

Millions stand for climate

On September 20, at least five million people, most of whom are school students, marched in more than 163 countries and across all seven continents making it the largest global climate protests in the history.

From Sydney to Seoul, Manila to Mumbai, Kabul to Dhaka, Kampala to Bangkok, school students spearhead the marches following the urge of fellow teen activist Greta Thunberg and shut their textbooks in a collective call of action.

They are demanding that the politicians and business entities to take drastic actions to stop global warming.

Thunberg, a 16-year old Swedish girl who have become emblematic to students who stand for effective measures to combat climate change, told the supporters in a video message, ‘Everything counts, what you do counts’.

In Dhaka also, hundreds of students marched through the Manik Mia Avenue to conform solidarity to the protests.

New Age Youth desk.

On September 21, Riverine People arranged a march at Shahbagh to mark the World Rivers Day 2019.

On September 21, North South University organised orientation programme to welcome fresher their campus.

On September 19, Revolutionary Students’ Unity’s Rajshahi unit held their council at Rajshahi and formed a 13-member executive committee.

On September 17, Bangladesh Students’ Federation’s Barishal unit observed Education Day to commemorate the education movement of 1962

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