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Dozens of Cleveland protesters join worldwide call to stop climate change

Posted at 5:16 PM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 18:39:40-04

CLEVELAND — Dozens of protesters filled Public Square in Cleveland, joining millions in a worldwide call for action to take steps to stop climate change.

Students across the country, including here in Cleveland, walked out of class Friday, demanding politicians take action on what they see as a growing threat to their futures.

“Hey hey, ho ho, fossil fuels have got to go!” chanted protesters in Public Square Friday, as dozens young and old held signs calling for change and supporting the research showing the global threat climate change poses.

The protests happened all over the United States and across the world, in what appears to be the largest climate change protest in history.

The ultimate goal of the protests is to send a message to world leaders ahead of the U.N. Climate Summit happening this week in New York City.

Among the numerous demands of the protesters are phasing out fossil fuels and replacing them with renewable energy by 2030.