Thousands of Children Participated in a Rally in Melbourne with Three Main DemandsUma (Author) Published Date : Nov 30, 2018 16:17 IST
More than thousand primary and high school students from private and public schools joined together outside the old treasury building on Friday. They marched down Collins Street and arrived at Spring Street.
The national wide strike started several weeks ago with just three students, but now more than 200 students from Castlemaine joined the other students in the streets of Melbourne demanding an immediate action on the climatic changes with short slogans such as "do something" and "ScoMo's ought to go" hoping to wake the federal government.
The students had three important demands: to stop the Adani coal mine and also all new coal & gas projects, and to transmit them to 100% renewable energy. The students said that the strike was just the beginning and they are ready to raise their voices till they were answered and the election is coming closer. They said that the voice was raised already in Canberra.
Thousands of school children from Sydney, also students from other state capitals and 20 regional centers including Ballarat and New Castle have joined the rally. They showed hundreds of banners in front of the crowd.
Alex Fuller, a spokeswoman for the Youth Climate Coalition, which helped to organize the nationwide strike, promised further protest until the student's demands were fully met. She added that they will continue the protest not fearing who the government will be, as the election is nearing.
The students believe that education alone is not enough for them as they like to do some activists work that would do help for a better environment. They are demanding through the banners to take the climate problem as a big crisis and take immediate action.
Thousands of Children Participated in a Rally in Melbourne with Three Main Demands