Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Advertise
NewsSportsArtsOpinionThe QuadPhotoVideoIllustrationsCartoonsGraphicsThe StackPRIMEEnterpriseInteractivesPodcastsClassifieds

IN THE NEWS:

Tracking COVID-19 at UCLA2020 Racial Injustice Protests

Gallery: Protesters gather in Downtown LA to participate in global youth climate strike

By Jintak Han

September 21, 2019 4:59 pm

Thousands of students and activists filled the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on Friday to join the global climate strike, urging politicians to take action to combat climate change.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Between 5,000 and 8,000 people attended the strike in Downtown Los Angeles, and more than 4 million people attended worldwide, according to organizers.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Dozens of students from the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts and one from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts ditched class to join the global climate strike on Friday. Los Angeles Unified School District held a ''walk-in day'' to encourage students to advocate for climate policies from class.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Student protesters wear masks to argue that pollution from fossil fuels is making the air unbreathable. Air pollution is especially prominent in Los Angeles, which has seen increasing levels of smog and ozone in recent years.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

A man wears a red hat lampooning the phrase “Make America Great Again” popularized by the Trump campaign in 2016, instead reading “Make Racists Afraid Again.” Hate crimes have increased since President Donald Trump took office, with 7,175 criminal incidents in 2017, compared to 6,121 in 2016 – according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Meagan Evans, a Greenpeace canvasser and recent graduate of Troy University, stands on top of a Greenpeace truck and urges the crowd to consider cleaner alternatives to fossil fuel, other than electric cars. “Your electrical batteries take as much carbon to make as any of these cars use every day,” Evans said. “We need options, we need affordable options.”

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Protesters weave between cars on 6th street that were brought to a stop by the march. Elimination of fossil fuels was central to the protesters’ demands.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

“Beware of candidates who take cautious moderate approaches. It’s too late for that,” actress Jane Fonda, who is a longtime liberal activist, warned the crowd. “Now our houses are on fire – as Greta Thunberg says – and we have to act accordingly and vote for candidates who understand why the scope of the Green New Deal is required.”

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Jimmy Olson, a Greenpeace canvasser, holds up a puppet of ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods, accusing his company and other oil producers of deceiving the public on the dangers of fossil fuels and air pollution.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Tessa Crockett (left), an 11th grade student at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, and Lila Doliner, an 11th grade student at Geffen Academy at UCLA, preregister to vote. Both Crockett and Doliner said their schools wanted them to stay in class, but came anyway.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield joins the strike. Blumenfield has been active in pursuing environmental legislation, proposing a measure in August to limit the availability of plastic utensils at restaurants and working to ban Styrofoam in the city of Los Angeles.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

In addition to marching, some protesters brought their wheels to the march to support clean forms of transportation. In addition to scooters and skateboards, some protesters rode bicycles and roller-skates.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

A passenger stuck in traffic high-fives protesters as they march toward City Hall. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said the climate strike did not draw any arrests or complaints.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Share this story:FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
Jintak Han | Senior staff photojournalist & news reporter
Jintak Han is a senior staff photojournalist and news reporter. He photographs anything that catches his eye and writes for the City & Crime beat. He previously served as the 2016-2017 Assistant Photo editor.
Jintak Han is a senior staff photojournalist and news reporter. He photographs anything that catches his eye and writes for the City & Crime beat. He previously served as the 2016-2017 Assistant Photo editor.
COMMENTS