Follow-up protest to Greta Thunberg-inspired School Strike Hong Kong for Climate Action to take place on May 26

Student organisers of city's first “Fridays for Future” demonstration decide on a Sunday for second event to attract more participants

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The School Strike Hong Kong for Climate Action on March 15 attracted about 1,000 participants.

A follow-up protest to the Greta Thunberg-inspired School Strike Hong Kong for Climate Action will take place on Sunday, May 26, according to the students who also organised the first strike.

The group has not confirmed the place or time of the event as of yet, but has renamed the second demonstration the “Student Climate Protest” as it will no longer take place during school hours.

One of student organisers, 17-year-old Zara Campion, told Young Post that the group was torn between holding the march on a Friday or a Sunday, but finally settled on the Sunday.

“Holding it on Sunday would allow more local students to come as there is no clash with schools… It is [still] a part of the main movement, we’re trying to get more local students to participate,” said Zara.

“Also, given that this is a very busy time for exams… doing it on a Sunday may be more suitable.”

On Friday, March 15, about 1,000 people including students, teachers and parents, took to the streets to join Student Strike for Climate Action.

The student-led strike was held to ask the Hong Kong government to take stronger action against climate change.

These two demonstrations are part of the global #FridaysForFuture movement initiated by Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish student climate change activist. She was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in inspiring people all around the world to take concrete action on the environment.

Edited by Jamie Lam

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