Young people in Galway will be coming out in protest against a lack of action against climate change once again today, as the ‘Fridays for Future’ campaign returns with demonstrations around the world.
Students from schools across Galway are expected to attend the demonstration in Eyre Square at 1:30pm.
This global movement has seen children across many countries come out in large protests against a lack of government action to secure their future from the damages of climate change.
These protests, like most public activities, have been severely curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic in the past year and a half.
This is the first such demonstration to take place in Galway City since June of 2020.
The invitation to today’s event in Galway on the group’s facebook page says “you have seen the people of our generation striking for our future around the world, and it’s your turn to take part.”
“2020 was the hottest year on record and there is more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere than at any point in human history.”
“Students across Galway will be leaving school on the 24th of September and gathering in Eyre Square (1:30) to protest the lack of Climate Action by our government, and we’re inviting you to join us and our peers worldwide.”