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GALLERY: The Boston Climate Strike

Thousands of Boston residents and students gathered in City Hall Plaza on Sept. 20 to participate in the global climate strike calling for urgent and immediate action in response to climate change. SOFIA KOYAMA/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Amidst the crowd, a boy hunches on the ground to create his poster. GABRIELA HUTCHINGS/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Children hold up signs that call for an end to the burning of fossil fuels. GABRIELA HUTCHINGS/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
A member of the youth-led organization Massachusetts Climate Strike hypes up the crowd as they wait for the next speaker. SOFIA KOYAMA/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
A girl in the crowd of protestors watches the speaker on stage. Much of the event’s turnout was made up of students skipping school to take part in the strike. SOFIA KOYAMA/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
At the front of the crowd, children hang their makeshift posters over the metal barricade. SOFIA KOYAMA/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Two girls pose for a photo with their posters outside of the Government Center T stop. ANH NGUYEN/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
A girl raises her sign as she marches alongside other protesters through the streets of Downtown Boston towards the Massachusetts State House. GABRIELA HUTCHINGS/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Older protesters in the march hold signs that comment on the youth-led nature of the climate strike. Led by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, climate strikes took place in all 50 U.S. states and in major cities worldwide. GABRIELA HUTCHINGS/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Students hold a banner that reads “YOUTH DECLARE CLIMATE EMERGENCY” while members of the youth-led organization, Massachusetts Climate Strike, address the crowd congregated in front of the State House. ANH NGUYEN/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
A man peers up into the face of a musician as he plays his instrument alongside the rest of the band. GABRIELA HUTCHINGS/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Participants in the climate strike dance in front of the Massachusetts State House to the band’s live music. ANH NGUYEN/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

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