In Photos: Hundreds of Thousands Join Global Climate Protests

Hundreds of thousands of people are joining worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a UN climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support for faster action to fight climate change.

Organisers told the Associated Press on Monday that more than 800 events were planned in the United States for Friday's "global climate strike," while in Germany over 400 rallies have been registered.

Campaigners are also staging protests in most other European countries, Australia, Japan, India, South Africa, Canada and dozens of other locations.

Protesters with placards participate in the Global Strike 4 Climate rally in Sydney, on Friday, 20 September 2019.  
Environmental activists stage a die-in during a rally outside the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to coincide with the global protests on climate change on Friday, 20 September 2019 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines.  
Young indigenous leader Mirim Ju Yan Guarani speaks at an Environmentalist Parliamentary Front meeting as part of the “global climate strike” weeklong events, in the lower house of the National Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.  
Environmental activists hold placards during a rally outside the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to coincide with the global protests on climate change Friday, on 20 September 2019 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines.  
Environmental activists march a short distance for a rally outside the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to coincide with the global protests on climate change on Friday, 20 September 2019 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. 
Protesters hold a banner during a bicycle parade in Berlin, Germany, on Friday, 20 September 2019 as part of the ‘Friday For Future’ global strike.  
An environmental activist holds a placard during a rally outside the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to coincide with the global protests on climate change on Friday, 20 September 2019 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines.  
Protesters with placards participate in the Global Strike 4 Climate rally in Hong Kong, on Friday, on 20 Sept 2019. 
Environmental activists hold placards during a rally outside the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to coincide with the global protests on climate change on Friday, 20 September 2019 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. 
Activists block a road in Frankfurt, Germany, during rush hour on Friday, 20 September 2019 as part of the ‘Friday For Future’ global strike. Protests are planned on Friday in cities around the globe.  

(With inputs from the Associated Press)

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