Photos: Activists hit the streets worldwide to demand action on climate change

Thousands of environmental activists staged a rally outside Germany’s parliament Friday, two days before the country holds a national election, to demand that politicians take stronger action to curb climate change. The protest outside Berlin’s Reichstag was one of many around the globe, which included rallies in Japan, Britain and India. These rallies were held amid concerns that the world will experience dangerously high temperatures if greenhouse gas emissions are not drastically reduced in the coming years. While many protests were family-related, activists from Britain blocked Britain’s busiest ferry port on Friday to raise awareness about the climate crisis.

Los Angeles

Rachel Weinberg joins  part of demonstrations around the globe to demand climate change in Los Angeles

Rachel Weinberg, joins students from Alliance Leichtman Levine Family Foundation Environmental Science High School, as part of demonstrations around the globe to demand climate change.

(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

Students from Alliance Leichtman Levine Family Foundation Environmental Science High School, rally for climate change

Students from Alliance Leichtman Levine Family Foundation Environmental Science High School, rally for climate change at Pershing Square in Los Angeles.

(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

Germany

In a sea of people, a sign is held overhead that reads,

Calling for action on climate change, a rally at the Reichstag in Berlin draws thousands Friday as the nation prepares for national elections.

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Masks at a rally read

Participants in a global climate strike in Berlin. Gatherings took place around the globe, in support of the International Fridays for Future movement.

(Markus Schreiber/Associated Press)

Poland

Activists lie in a street. A police officer looks on.

Environmental activists, many of them students, rally in Warsaw as part of a global action to demand that leaders take stronger measures to curb climate change

(Czarek Sokolowski / Associated Press)

Italy

A large globe is used in a street protest.

Students in Milan march as part of the Fridays for Future movement’s climate initiatives.

(Luca Bruno / Associated Press)

Portugal

A young woman holds a sign that reads,

A march in Lisbon as young people demand action on climate change. Greta Thunberg, a Swedish environmental activist, inspired the Fridays for Future movement.

(Armando Franca / Associated Press)

England

A man holds a sign that reads,

In London, people gather as part of the global Fridays for Future movement. Britain is set to host the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in November.

(David Cliff / Associated Press)

Austria

A marcher holds a sign that reads,

Marchers in Vienna draw attention to climate change.

(Lisa Leutner / Associated Press)

India

Activists participate in a protest march as part of the Fridays for Future climate movement's initiatives in India.

In New Delhi, marchers join in a global Fridays for Future call to action.

(Manish Swarup / Associated Press)

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