Rockland students stage walkout as part of national climate strike

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Activists in Rockland County are joining millions across the globe who are striking today for climate justice.

Students worldwide walked out of school today, joining adults to demand leaders take immediate action on the climate crisis.

One of today's demonstration is taking place in Nyack at Veterans Park Gazebo on Cedar Street. Dozens have turned out along with Rockland County Executive Ed Day (R), Assemblyman David Buchwald (D-93), and some candidates vying for Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s seat.

Friday’s protests are being conducted in connection with the International Climate Strike, which is tied to the Fridays for Future movement started by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. Thousands of protests are happening world-wide to coincide with the UN Climate Conference going on in Madrid, Spain.

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