'Save Our Planet, Save Our Future': Youth Demand Action With Massive Climate Strikes Worldwide

Over one million young people marched in cities across the globe on Friday in what organizers expected to be the largest #schoolstrikeforclimate actions yet.

With chants including “Save our planet, save our future,” and placards with messages such as “Act like the house is on fire,” the youth-led actions represented a unified call for urgent and sweeping measures to address the climate crisis.

Organizers said over 1.8 million people took part in over 2,000 actions in 125 countries—a participant figure that, if confirmed, would surpass the massive turnout for the previous coordinated global strikes in March.

Images of the actions—from London to New Delhi to Cape Town—were widely shared on social media.