Mar 15, 2019 - Energy & Environment

In photos: Across 112 countries, students demand action on climate change

In this image, a child waves a sign from behind a metal gate at a protest in Spain.

Students protest in Madrid, Spain during the wave of global demonstrations against climate change on March 15. Photo: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of youth students and protestors joined global protests on Friday in a massive demonstration against climate change, sparked by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Our thought bubble, per Axios' Andrew Freedman: The protests on Friday are the largest and most widespread demonstrations on this issue since the run-up to the Paris Climate Summit in 2014 and 2015, and illustrate that young people feel a sense of urgency on this issue that those in power have lacked.

Greta Thunberg walks down the street with other protestors, carrying an umbrella.
Greta Thunberg walks with protestors in Stockholm, Sweden on March 15. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images
Protestors in Rome push against plastic riot shields.
Climate change protesters and police clash in Naples, Italy on March 15. Photo: Ivan Romano/Getty Images
Students and children hold a large green banner that reads "climate extinction rebellion"
Students protest in New Dehli on March 15. Photo: Laurène Becquart/AFP
French students hold cardboard signs as they protest against climate change.
Young people chant outside the Panthéon in Paris, France on March 15. Photo: Kiran Ridley/Getty Images
A large sea of student protestors stand in front of a grand building in Madrid.
Youth gather on March 15 in front of Barcelona City Hall in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images
A sea of student protestors holding signs in Australia.
Protestors outside Sydney Town Hall in Australia on March 15. Photo: James Gourley/Getty Images
Ugandan students hold signs, one of which reads: "Stop Pollution"
Students protest in Kampala, Uganda on March 15. Photo: Isaac Kasamani/AFP
A line of students walk down a cleared street, holding a large white banner that reads "Climate Justice Now!"
Hundreds of youth gather on March 15 in Munich, Germany. Photo: Alexander Pohl/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Austrian youth gather outside the Hofburg palace in Vienna
Austrian students gather outside the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria on March 15. Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images
In this image, students hold signs that read: "We stand with Greta"
Students rally in Auckland's Aotea Square over climate change on March 15 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images
South Korean protestors sit on steps with their signs, next to a teepee made out of more signs.
Gatherings emerged in Seoul, South Korea on March 15. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images
A circle of protestors stand around a woman with a bullhorn, who talks into it while holding a small child.
Protestors congregate near the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry in Kiev, Ukraine, on March 15. Photo: STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images
A line of students and protestors cross the street in Tokyo, carrying banners and signs overhead.
Students and protestors walk down the street in Tokyo, Japan on March 15. Photo: Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images

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