Students Across India Skip School in Support of Global Protest Demanding Climate Change Action
Indian students of all ages and backgrounds streamed out from schools across the country on Friday, March 15. Like most mass bunks, this one was planned in advance; unlike most mass bunks, this one was trying to save the world.
After seeing their elders fail to effectively deal with global pollution levels and the subsequent climate change again and again, children around the world have decided to take matters into their own hands.
That's why, on March 15, tens of thousands of students worldwide cut class and took to the streets to demand that elected officials act. The global climate strike is an offshoot of the #FridaysForFuture movement, which has been active around the world for months.
It all began with Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old environmental activist, who in August 2018 started skipping school on Fridays to protest outside Sweden's parliament.