Watch: Youth in Malta to join global strike demanding climate change action

Activists in Malta will join 105 other countries around the world to demand climate action on Friday.

Youth around the world are planning a school strike for 15 March. Following the call by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg who started the #FridaysForFuture, many have joined her call and will be striking or protesting on the day.

According to the map, in three events are already planned in Malta. On the day the Students University Council (KSU) is organizing a march from the University of Malta to Parliament where another event is taking place dubbed Youth4Climate. On Tuesday, the Gozo College Middle School in Victoria is set to organise its own event at 1.30pm.

The organizers of Youth4Climate have urged schools that cannot join the protest in Valletta to organised their own gatherings in their playgrounds.

On their event’s page the Student Council urged students to join in the march which will start from Quadrangle at noon on Friday.

The National Youth Council (KNŻ) endorsed the call and announced it will also be attending this Friday.

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#FridaysForFuture movement

Over the past year, Thunberg has given a TED Talk and addressed attendees at the COP24 United Nations climate talks in Poland. During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Thunberg told the world leaders present, “I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic”.

In August 2018, Thunberg began her weekly protest by riding her bicycle to the Swedish Parliament and sitting with a handmade sign that read “School strike for climate”. Her one-person protest developed into a movement, as like-minded activists have subsequently followed suit. The movement caught up online, with various activists around the world registering their strike on an online site.