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Photos: Brooklyn students demand action during Global Climate Strike

September 20, 2019 By Paul Frangipane and Mark Davis
Hundreds of Brooklyn students protested on the steps of Borough Hall to demand global government take action against climate change.

Brooklyn students came out thousands strong to demand action against climate change as part of a global strike on Friday that filled New York’s streets with the voices of the city’s youth.

Students from Boerum Hill School for International Studies started early by protesting on the steps of Borough Hall at 9:30 a.m. with chants and speeches. An hour later students from P.S. 676, P.S. 54, Khalil Gibran International Academy, Park Place Community Middle School, New York City College of Technology and Brooklyn Technical High School joined them.

United, they marched over the Brooklyn Bridge, while students from southern Brooklyn schools crossed beneath the East River to Manhattan via the subway.

Their destination: a gathering at Foley Square that drew tens of thousands of students, who marched on to Battery Park, where 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the crowd.

The action was part of #FridaysforFuture, a movement where students have demanded the world’s governments combat climate change. The strike came three days before the United Nations Climate Action Summit, where world leaders will meet to discuss climate change.

On Sept. 13, the city announced it would excuse absences for students leaving class to attend the protest.

Anastasia Leahy, left, a sophmore at Edward R. Murrow and one of the lead organizers for her school's walkout, draws subway horn endorsements from express trains passing by.
Eagle photo by Mark Davis

Anastasia Leahy, left, a sophomore at Edward R. Murrow High School and one of the lead organizers for her school’s walkout, convinces trains conductors to blow their horns in support.

Farzana Pritte, second from left, and Alice Stern, second from right, organized the walk out of Boerum Hill School of International Studies.
Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Farzana Pritte, second from left, and Alice Stern, second from right, organized the walk out of Boerum Hill School of International Studies.

“There’s only so much time left, there’s only so much we the youth can do, action on climate change is long overdue,” Pritte said. “So here we are … taking a stand once again because many fail to acknowledge that the countdown has already begun.”

Over five Brooklyn schools met at Borough Hall to make their voices heard.
Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Over five Brooklyn schools met at Borough Hall to make their voices heard.

Students from Boerum Hill School for International Studies gave impromptu speeches before the other schools arrived.
Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Students from Boerum Hill School for International Studies gave impromptu speeches before the other schools arrived.

Anastasia Leahy, of Carrol Gardens, and a sophmore at Edward R. Murrow High School, was a lead organizer for her school's student walkout.
Eagle photo by Mark Davis

Anastasia Leahy, of Carroll Gardens, and a sophomore at Edward R. Murrow High School, was a lead organizer for her school’s student walkout.

Some students' messages used humor to get the point across.
Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Some students’ messages used humor to make their point.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams addressed the crowd at Borough Hall.
Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams addressed the crowd at Borough Hall.

Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane
Brooklyn Technical School student Roberto Quesada Pagoada represented his school with a speech.
Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Brooklyn Technical School student Roberto Quesada Pagoada represented his school with a speech.

“The youth know what’s going on, so we are striking today to tell politicians and big corporations that we have to fight for our planet and our future,” Quesada Pagoada said.

After the demonstration at Borough Hall, students headed for the Brooklyn Bridge to make their way to Foley Square.
Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

After the demonstration at Borough Hall, students headed for the Brooklyn Bridge to make their way to Foley Square.

Students march over the Brooklyn Bridge while making their voices heard.
Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Students march over the Brooklyn Bridge while making their voices heard.

Sabine Goldberg, a sophmore at Edward R. Murrow and one of the lead organizers for Friday's walkout, rides the Q train on her way to lower Manhattan.
Eagle photo by Mark Davis

Sabine Goldberg, a sophomore at Edward R. Murrow High School and one of the lead organizers for Friday’s walkout, rides the Q train on her way to lower Manhattan.

To corral her classmates, an Edward R. Murrow student directs traffic with her bull horn at the 7th Avenue stop on the Q.
Eagle photo by Mark Davis

To corral her classmates, an Edward R. Murrow High School student directs traffic with her bull horn at the 7th Avenue stop on the Q.

Edward R. Murrow students head south across Canal street towards Foley Square to join the thousands of other students and New Yorkers who were demanding action on climate change.
Eagle photo by Mark Davis

Edward R. Murrow High School students head south across Canal street towards Foley Square to join the thousands of other students and New Yorkers who were demanding action on climate change.

Many of the thousands of signs during Friday's march drew attention to participants youth.
Eagle photo by Mark Davis

Many of the thousands of signs during Friday’s march drew attention to participants youth.

Brooklyn students were met by tens of thousands of fellow protesters from around the city.
Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Brooklyn students were met by tens of thousands of fellow protesters from around the city.

Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane
Anastasia Leahy, one of the lead organizers for her high school's walkout, manning the bull horn at Friday's march.
Eagle photo by Mark Davis

Anastasia Leahy manning the bullhorn at Friday’s march.

An Edward R. Murrow High School student takes her turn at the bull horn during Friday's march.
Eagle photo by Mark Davis

An Edward R. Murrow High School student takes her turn at the bullhorn during Friday’s march.

Students at Murrow who organized the walkout crafted dozens of signs that their students could pick up as they walked out of school.
Eagle photo by Mark Davis

The students at Edward R. Murrow High School who organized the walkout crafted dozens of signs that their students could pick up as they walked out of school.

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  1. In 1989 UN warned that in TEN YEARS the world would end. It didn’t & it won’t in 12 now. UN/Left/Democrats/Progressives/Socialists/Globalists are LIARS. Wake up folks – Climate Change is claptrap – it’s a hoax to steal your/OUR $$$ & control our 24/7 daily lives. Leftists took over public education & academia & have brainwashed the youthful useful idiots! NO ONE on earth can control the climate; weather predictors can’t even get a report correct half the time. HELLO??