Earther is working with student journalists to cover Friday's climate strikes. This story is part of a series of pieces showing the strike through their eyes. You can see previous coverage here . NEW YORK, NY— Picking up where climate strikes around the world left off, young people began to chant, "You had a future, and so should we," followed by, "We vote next," as they filled up Foley Square and the streets surrounding City Hall. Taking pen to paper and marker to cardboard, they created signs with messages of sarcasm mixed with the harsh realities of their future. The students raised the signs above them as they marched towards Battery Park (a smattering of slogans included "This planet is getting hotter than my imaginary boyfriend," "I'm skipping my lessons to teach you one," and "My sister is afraid to have children"). Worried about their futures no longer existing in the midst of rising global temperatures and limited political action from officials, thousands of young people made their way through Downtown Manhattan, demanding climate justice. According to an early afternoon report from Mayor Bill de Blasio , roughly 60,000 turned out, though organizers for the event put the figure at… Read full this story
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