With Over 6 Million People Worldwide, Climate Strikes Largest Coordinated Global Uprising Since Iraq War Protests

September 11, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Climate strikes over the last seven days drew over 6.6 million people into the streets around the world, putting the week-long action on par with the 2003 global protest against the U.S.-lead invasion of Iraq.

Friday’s 600,000 strong demonstration in Montreal made the total number of people who took part in the seven days of action “almost certainly the largest demonstration our planet has yet seen about climate change,” said 350.org founder Bill McKibben.

In a statement, 350 gave the numbers:

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“The week of Global Climate Strikes is on par with the 2003 anti-Iraq war protest as one of the largest coordinated global protests in history,” 350 said.