Hong Kong students will hold second protest as part of Global Climate Strike for Future

After some delays with obtaining permission for the march, the Greta Thunberg-inspired Student March For Climate Action Hong Kong will go ahead this weekend

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Hong Kong held its first climate protest in March.

The Greta Thunberg-inspired Student March For Climate Action Hong Kong will take place this Sunday. Protesters will meet at 10.30am at Luard Road in Wan Chai next to Southorn Playground, and march towards the Central Government Offices in Admiralty.

The organisers had previously told Young Post that they’d decided to hold a protest instead of a school strike, to allow more local students to take part.

However, they say it will remain as part of Global Climate Strike for Future 2, which is to take place on Friday in more than 110 countries.

The organisers had had some issues trying to secure permits for the protest. However, they are now able to go ahead as planned. 

The strikes are part of the FridaysForFuture movement started by Greta, the 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden.

The first global strike on March 15 saw more than a million young people, including some 1,000 Hongkongers, taking to the streets and skipping school to protest against climate inaction.

In a message to Young Post, organiser Ewan Windebank said: “It has been quite a gruelling process trying to get everything in place, but we really do believe in this movement and we know many of the local supporters believed in us, giving us that willpower to continue fighting to get this movement approved.

“Being able to finally say it’s happening really brings a smile to our faces knowing that we are able to serve as the platform for the youth to support the global movement,” he said.

“It is such a relief to me and the whole team, and we are looking forward to seeing all the supporters on Sunday.”

Edited by M. J. Premaratne

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