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A Global Climate March Is Drawing Thousands Of Montrealers To The Streets RN (PHOTOS)

It's part of a worldwide climate justice strike, organized by Greta Thunberg's Fridays For Future.

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A Global Climate March Is Drawing Thousands Of Montrealers To The Streets RN (PHOTOS)

Thousands of Montreal protesters took to the streets on Friday afternoon to join in a global march for climate action.

The Facebook event page garnered the interest of 16.5K people and 5.1K Facebook users RSVP'd that they were "going."

A Global Climate March Is Drawing Thousands Of Montrealers To The Streets RN (PHOTOS)Alex Melki | MTL Blog

Solidarity across border and The Racial Justice Collective organized the event as part of #UprootTheSystem, an international climate justice strike coordinated by Greta Thunberg's climate activism movement Fridays For Future. There were demonstrations held around the world and Thunberg herself attended the Berlin event.

Alex Melki | MTL Blog

The Montreal march began at the George-Étienne Cartier monument at around 1 p.m. on September 24 with the primary message of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, among other demands.

A Global Climate March Is Drawing Thousands Of Montrealers To The Streets RN (PHOTOS)Alex Melki | MTL Blog

But organizers clarified they wanted to do this "while ensuring that the transition towards a zero-carbon society is carried out in a way that does not harm the well-being of our communities and ensures the continued economic and social stability of workers."

Alex Melki | MTL Blog

People carried signs reading, "System change not climate change," "I speak on behalf of the trees," and "End capitali$m for the climate."

Alex Melki | MTL Blog

MTL Blog's Alex Melki was live on the scene.

"A lot of people that are here today are students. A lot younger of a crowd," he said, noting that Thunberg led a 500,000-person climate protest in Montreal in 2019. Organizers called it one of the biggest protests in Quebec history.

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