Kelowna was just one of hundreds of places around the world taking part in the Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 24.

“Today, as I understand it, there are something like 600.000 people marching in Berlin and across the world. Not as big in Kelowna but we are happy to be out here and happy that this many people showed up,” Ben cuthbert, a Friday for Future Kelowna member, said.

“We thought it was important to get out here because although climate activism isn’t thriving in Kelowna, we’re still here and we still gotta make some noise,”Ben Cuthbert

“We thought it was important to get out here because although climate activism isn’t thriving in Kelowna, we’re still here and we still gotta make some noise,” said Ben Cuthbert, who works with Fridays for Future Kelowna.

“We are going to be the ones affected by it the most, and people driving by, there’s no honks or waves, because people don’t want to face the facts,”Devon Murray

“We are going to be the ones affected by it the most, and people driving by, there’s no honks or waves, because people don’t want to face the facts,” Devon Murray, a student activist, said.

Are we starting to realise that we have to cut emissions right away and put an end to fossil fuel extraction and burning?

The Kelowna strike began at around midday outside the city hall.

Editor’s note: This story was updated with a comment from Representative-designate Tracy Gray at 6: 30 p.m.

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