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Gallery: Los Angeles youth climate strike 2019

By Lauren Man, Daniel Leibowitz, Tanmay Shankar, Amy Dixon

November 2, 2019 4:52 pm

Activists took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on Friday afternoon for the LA youth climate strike, featuring speeches by various environmental youth activists, including Greta Thunberg.

(Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Before beginning a march through downtown, activists gathered in front of a stage set up in front of the Los Angeles City Hall. Many brought homemade signs promoting various messages related to climate and environmental issues.

(Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Volunteers walked backward just in front of the protestors to help pace the march.

(Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Cameron Best (right) and Moises, a local rapper, are students for social justice at Los Angeles City College and brought a banner about indigenous justice to the march.

(Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

The strike occurred during Día de los Muertos, so some participants dressed up in costumes as they marched the streets.

(Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Performers with the international movement Extinction Rebellion dressed in bright red cloaks, moving slowly between different positions. The red symbolizes the shared blood between species, and the movement aims to halt mass extinction events.

(Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

A protestor holds up a sign about the negative effects of the animal agriculture industry.

(Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Volunteers with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals hold signs and talk to attendees about the benefits of going vegan.

(Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Alex Chabbott (right) speaks passionately to attendees of the march as they walk by his ''Zine Library'' on environmental and social justice. Chabbott said many issues are connected including climate change, environmentalism, social justice, mental health and the effects of prisons on communities.

(Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Jay Cho from Santa Monica High School donned a gas mask and used plastic bags to create an outfit representing the consequences of not acting against climate change. He was representing Team Marine, an eco-action group at the high school.

(Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Youth at the front of the march hold up a large banner, leading others behind them.

(Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Demonstrators demanded that Gov. Gavin Newsom decrease fossil fuel production in the state of California. California is one of the largest oil-producing states, despite its enactment of multiple green energy policies.

(Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Greta Thunberg wrapped up the event with a speech to the crowd, emphasizing the need for marginalized groups to have a voice. Several local activists at the event spoke on how residents of communities disproportionately impacted by pollution have fought for clean air and environmental justice for a long time.

(Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Activists representing various groups and causes were present at the march, including representatives from Tongva communities.

(Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

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Lauren Man | Assistant Photo editor
Man is the incoming Assistant Photo editor on the news beat and second-year marine biology student. She also contributes to News and has written for PRIME.
Man is the incoming Assistant Photo editor on the news beat and second-year marine biology student. She also contributes to News and has written for PRIME.
Daniel Leibowitz | Photographer
Tanmay Shankar | Assistant Photo editor
Tanmay is an Assistant Photo editor of the Daily Bruin. He covers the sports beat.
Tanmay is an Assistant Photo editor of the Daily Bruin. He covers the sports beat.
Amy Dixon | Daily Bruin senior staff
Dixon is the 2018-2019 Photo editor. She was previously a 2017-2018 assistant Photo editor.
Dixon is the 2018-2019 Photo editor. She was previously a 2017-2018 assistant Photo editor.
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