Children march in Oaxaca to save the planet

A group of girls and boys between 12 and 15 years old marched this Friday to ask the authorities to take effective measures to combat climate change that affects the planet.

Through the ‘Fridays for future movement’, children want to make society aware of actions to mitigate the effects of climate change, in addition to actions that harm the environment.

For Saraí Santos, a young man who participated in the march “it is important that politicians and the government listen to us, people are tired of climate change”.

“It is the children who lead this fight and the governments have to wake up and listen to the children,” he said.

Similarly, Natalia said that “it is important that you listen to us as children since it is our future to care for the environment.”

“One of our requests is that they reduce the use of plastic, that governments take action to take care of the planet,” she explained.

The Friday for the future movement is an international movement, where children take a peaceful strike to ask governments to act against climate change and to protect the planet.

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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.