In noisy march, students tell politicians to do more to battle climate change
Published Friday, May 17, 2019 8:18PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:52AM EDT
Hundreds of high school students took the afternoon off school Friday as they called on politicians to do more to protect the environment.
The group marched from Jeanne-Mance Park to downtown, a noisy, collective voice against climate change.
"The environment is destroyed now because of other people and not even for us, so we have to fight for our future," said one student.
They want their voices heard in the fight to save the planet.
Quebec Solidaire co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau Dubois was at the march offering his support.
"It's very important for us to say we are behind them," he said. "We are side-by-side by them because they're actually fighting for everyone. They're fighting to wake up the political class."
It's just the latest demonstration by Quebec students against climate change.
Back in March, more than 150,000 students across the province went on strike, forming human chains outside their schools.
Swedish student activist Greta Thunberg started the movement in the fall of 2018 when she decided not to attend school following heatwaves and wildfires in the country.
More rallies are expected in Quebec when schools start in September.