Fridays for Future is a youth-led and -organized movement that began in August 2018, after 15-year-old Greta Thunberg and other young activists sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. She posted what she was doing on Instagram and Twitter and it soon went viral.
Upwards of 7,500 cities have participated in Fridays for Future since its inception, including many in Canada. In fact, on September 23, 2022, Canada had the second-most number of school strikes for the climate in the world, including an event at Gore Park in Hamilton.
Several dozen students from Westmount High School came together with signs, chants and well thought out speeches. A number of Hamilton 350 members joined in solidarity. Here are some pictures from the event.