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Children in Dhaka join global climate strike

FE Online Desk | Published: September 20, 2019 14:09:50 | Updated: September 21, 2019 10:50:49


Thousands of children in Dhaka today (Friday) joined a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to guard against climate change ahead a UN summit in New York.

Gathering at the Manik Mia Avenue, they took out a procession followed by a human chain showing solidarity with the global climate strike in response to the call of 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

During the demonstration, they held different kinds of colourful banners, festoons and placards bearing the slogans: Our world, our future. Plant trees and save the world.

Save the Children in Bangladesh and Green Saver Association jointly organised the programme, according to local media reports.

Green Saver president Ahsan Rony was among the speakers who called upon people to be aware of the perilous effects of climate change.

While addressing the processionists, he declared "climate emergency in Bangladesh" and called for justice from the countries responsible for the situation.

The global climate strike led by Greta Thunberg in 150 countries, including Bangladesh, is likely to go down in history as one of the largest environmental protests.

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