NYC students take part in worldwide climate change strike

Thousands of students around the city took part in demonstrations to raise awareness for climate change Friday.

News 12 Staff

Sep 20, 2019, 12:32 PM

Updated 1,667 days ago

Share:

Thousands of students around the city took part in demonstrations to raise awareness for climate change Friday.
Students at P.S. 139 joined thousands across the country and around the world for the global climate strike.
About 500 students from Edward R. Murrow High School also joined a rally. Before classes started, many of the elementary students rallied in front of the school alongside parents.
They tell News 12 a lot of preparation went into the demonstration. Over the weekend they held an event to make their signs and to learn more about the issue.
The rally comes three days ahead of the United Nations climate summit.
Students at Manhattan College joined the thousands of students protesting the climate strike in Manhattan on Friday. They made signs voicing their opinion on why they felt the need to walk.
Adults also joined in the efforts by unveiling a mural that will serve as a reminder that climate change is real. The mural shows mother earth crying and a heart on earth, which the artist explains symbolizes the love we need for our planet.
 
 
 
Mayor Bill de Blasio says more than 60,000 people and counting came out to support the movement.
The students gathered at Foley Square for a rally before marching down to Battery Park.
Jaamal Bowman, who is running for Congress, as a well as current Rep. Eliot Engel walked along Bronx students protesting the cause.
Any New York City Public Schools students who decided to take part in today's demonstration in Manhattan will receive an excused absence from school as long as they have their parents' permission.


More from News 12
1:39
What you need to know about this weekend's L train closure

What you need to know about this weekend's L train closure

1:55
Strong thunderstorm threat looms for Sunday night in New York City

Strong thunderstorm threat looms for Sunday night in New York City

1:49
DOT issues traffic advisory amid partial closure of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

DOT issues traffic advisory amid partial closure of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Booms and sirens in Israel after Iran launches over 200 missiles and drones in unprecedented attack

Booms and sirens in Israel after Iran launches over 200 missiles and drones in unprecedented attack

0:25
Police: Suspect wanted for shooting man in face in Bed-Stuy

Police: Suspect wanted for shooting man in face in Bed-Stuy

1:38
Community baby shower in Brownsville aims to help underprivileged moms

Community baby shower in Brownsville aims to help underprivileged moms

1:41
Street vendors on Fordham Road say rise in summonses is making it difficult to make a living

Street vendors on Fordham Road say rise in summonses is making it difficult to make a living

0:51
Large portion of BQE closed due to repairs this weekend

Large portion of BQE closed due to repairs this weekend

1:32
NYPD: Crash in Fordham leaves 2 men dead

NYPD: Crash in Fordham leaves 2 men dead

1:35
CDC: Measles could lose 'elimination status' amid uptick across the U.S.

CDC: Measles could lose 'elimination status' amid uptick across the U.S.

1:17
Family celebrates life of daughter who was fatally struck by train

Family celebrates life of daughter who was fatally struck by train

2:06
East New York high school rebuilding its theater program

East New York high school rebuilding its theater program

1:46
Coney Island residents feeling uneasy after elderly woman struck by MTA bus

Coney Island residents feeling uneasy after elderly woman struck by MTA bus

0:50
NYPD commissioner: Officers who shot and killed Kawaski Trawick did not commit a crime

NYPD commissioner: Officers who shot and killed Kawaski Trawick did not commit a crime

1:17
Queens-bound BQE from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street to be closed this weekend

Queens-bound BQE from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street to be closed this weekend

1:55
Backroom Books turns Red Hook Brewery into bookstore

Backroom Books turns Red Hook Brewery into bookstore

1:46
Police: Man charged with murder in connection to human head, body parts found in Flatbush apartment

Police: Man charged with murder in connection to human head, body parts found in Flatbush apartment

0:38
Police: Uber driver attacked in attempted robbery in East New York; 4 suspects wanted

Police: Uber driver attacked in attempted robbery in East New York; 4 suspects wanted

0:45
13 men plead not guilty to role in Brooklyn synagogue tunnel scuffle

13 men plead not guilty to role in Brooklyn synagogue tunnel scuffle

Police: Shooting suspect used train to flee; 18-year-old injured in Flatbush

Police: Shooting suspect used train to flee; 18-year-old injured in Flatbush