PHOTOS: Chilliwack’s Global Climate Strike

Students from all three Chilliwack high schools were at Five Corners on Sept. 27, 2019 for the Global Climate Strike. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Students from all three Chilliwack high schools were at Five Corners on Sept. 27, 2019 for the Global Climate Strike. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Eight-month-old Liam Peters with mom Larissa at the Global Climate Strike at Five Corners in Chilliwack on Sept. 27. More than 300 people, mostly high school students, jammed into Five Corners to talk about climate change. See www.theprogress.com for more photos from the event. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress) Eight-month-old Liam Peters with mom Larissa at the Global Climate Strike at Five Corners in Chilliwack on Sept. 27. More than 300 people, mostly high school students, jammed into Five Corners to talk about climate change. See www.theprogress.com for more photos from the event. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Students from all three Chilliwack high schools were at Five Corners on Sept. 27, 2019 for the Global Climate Strike. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Students from all three Chilliwack high schools were at Five Corners on Sept. 27, 2019 for the Global Climate Strike. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Students from all three Chilliwack high schools were at Five Corners on Sept. 27, 2019 for the Global Climate Strike. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Students from all three Chilliwack high schools were at Five Corners on Sept. 27, 2019 for the Global Climate Strike. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

While the Global Climate Strike event at Five Corners on Sept. 20 drew approximately 200 people, young and old, the follow-up event a week later was at least half as big again.

• READ MORE: Climate change rally at Five Corners in Chilliwack draws 200

The difference between the two events was that the latter was dominated by, and led by, high school students.

Teenagers from Chilliwack Secondary, Sardis Secondary and G.W. Graham all spoke at the packed event at Five Corners on Sept. 27.

Many of the adults who spoke at the Sept. 20 event watched and applauded as young people spoke emotionally about the dire climate situation.

• RELATED: Chilliwack and Fraser-Cascade school districts allow students to attend climate strike events

• RELATED: PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action


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