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Chile: Thousands strike for climate in capital Santiago

Chile, Santiago
September 28, 2019 at 03:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people joined a global climate strike in the Chilean capital Santiago on Friday.

Schoolchildren and workers marched past La Moneda presidential palace to demand action from government.

Demonstrators dressed in green and brought a series of homemade signs and banners to argue for their cause.

The strike in Chile was one of many taking place in Latin American cities and across the world.

The global action follows a series of school strikes initially inspired by Swedish teenager and climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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Thousands of people joined a global climate strike in the Chilean capital Santiago on Friday.

Schoolchildren and workers marched past La Moneda presidential palace to demand action from government.

Demonstrators dressed in green and brought a series of homemade signs and banners to argue for their cause.

The strike in Chile was one of many taking place in Latin American cities and across the world.

The global action follows a series of school strikes initially inspired by Swedish teenager and climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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