Over the weekend, KL thronged with over 350 concerned Malaysians wearing face masks and carrying placards, chanting for change.
The march is part of the #ClimateStrike movement all over the world, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
The main point of the march was to demand:
1) smashing the wall of political and media silence on the climate crisis
2) declaring a climate emergency for financial and policy mobilisation
3) raising awareness among Malaysians of the climate crisis
4) raising the visibility of the climate narrative from developing countries
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Climate Strike March in KL today was well attended! So many familiar faces marching together to demand climate action. All the banners showed a people well versed on the changes that we need to see in Malaysia to secure a healthy future. Well done everyone and brilliantly organized @klimaaction @greenpeacemalaysia @zerowastemalaysia_official @mytaknak @pekamalaysia @thehivebulkfoods #leadonclimate #climateaction #climatestrike
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The kilometre-long march started at Sogo shopping mall and ended at the Sultan Abdul Samad building in Dataran Merdeka.
Originally organised by and for youths, millions of adults have joined the protests, kickstarting renewed action everywhere.
The Global Climate Strike is also called the Global Week for Future, lasting from the 20th to the 27th of September.
The September 2019 climate strikes are believed to be the largest climate strikes in world history, with reportedly over 4 million people participating in strikes worldwide.
Visit the official Global Climate Strike website here for more information.
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.