October 19, 2021

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Weather strikes around the world are set to resume on Friday

Weather strikes around the world are set to resume on Friday

The Climate Strike movement, inspired by the policy of Sweden’s young activist Greta Thnberg, is set to resume this Friday around the world and in several cities in Quebec.


Pierre Saint-Arnaud
The Canadian Press

The student movement “Friday for the Future” has declared March 19 as World Strike Day for the weather.

In their call for mobilization, the pandemic highlighted social inequalities and called for change in the economic paradigm, stating that the current paradigm “destroys land and social fabric”.

In Quebec, the Coalition of Student, Community and Environmental Organizations plans to hold demonstrations in a dozen areas “now demanding drastic changes for social and climate justice.”

The start of the event was at ABTB-Temiscomming, a demonstration at 11:30 a.m. in front of the office of Pierre Dufour, Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks in Wall-d’Or.

Processions are assembled in the estuary, before Segep de Sherbrook, and in Monterey at Salaberry-de-Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Saint-Hyssinthe and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Other exhibits are in front of Quebec, Town Hall, Gatino, Jacques-Cartier Park, and Sagune, in front of the court.

The event concludes with a show starting at 3:30 pm from Jean-Mans Park on the Mount Royal side of Montreal.

It was from this place that the event of historic magnitude moved in September 2019 when it was presented by Greta Thunberg in Montreal. Organizers estimated the population at 500,000, a number not confirmed or denied by the Montreal City Police Department. However, it is clear that this march has mobilized millions of demonstrators.

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