The city of Montreal was alive with the sounds of protestors, as thousands of men, women and children took to the streets in a day of action. Among the marchers was teen climate activist Greta Thunberg who addressed the crowd before the march began. Global's Brayden Jagger Haines has more.
Montrealers across the island and the outskirts reunited Friday to march in the climate change strike alongside Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
The 16-year-old started the weekly school strike Fridays for Future over a year ago calling for action on climate change.
According to organizers, an estimated 500, 000 people marched in the streets of Montreal, marking it the largest strike in the city’s history, said Mayor Valérie Plante.
Mayor Plante handed Thunberg the keys to the City of Montreal following the march.
According to many activist groups, around 860 cities around the world planned demonstrations for Sept. 27.
Concordia University, Dawson College, John Abbott, Cégep du Vieux Montréal and the Commission scolaire de Montreal were among the academic institutions that cancelled classes for students to attend the strike Friday.