Here’s What You Missed at the Boston Youth Climate Strike

Marty Walsh, Michelle Wu, and Ed Markey all attended.

Photo by Mica Ormeño

Friday, the young people of Boston skipped school to join youth across the globe in a worldwide “strike” to call for action on climate change. Organized by Massachusetts Climate Strike, a group of youth activists all younger than 20, the all-day event included community events, a rally with speakers, and a march to the State House, in hopes of drawing attention to three demands: For Charlie Baker to declare a climate emergency, for a just and equitable transition to the Green New Deal, and for a renewed commitment to the rejection of fossil fuels.

Couldn’t join the teens on the front lines? Get a glimpse into what you missed below.

At 11:30 a.m., a massive crowd assembled in City Hall Plaza for a rally.

They came bearing signs, of course.

While the event was organized by young people, climate change activists of all ages joined in.

Many local lawmakers also turned up to show their support. Even Elizabeth Warren sent a message of solidarity from the campaign trail.

After the rally, participants marched to the State House for additional action.