On Sept. 21, people all over the country took to the streets to demand action against climate change.

Calgary’s demonstration took place in front of City Hall, where hundreds of people gathered to show their support.

One of the volunteer organizers, Lauren Mangion, says social media was a big factor in aiding the turnout. Mangion believes that it’s “act now, not later,” and that “everyone needs to be all hands on deck.”

The day, which began with a strike, featured different musicians and speakers throughout, and ended with a parade through the downtown core.

Butterfly PosterOne of the many creative signs people brought to share their message of change. Photo courtesy of Chloe MacEachern

“I’m losing my voice a little bit from chanting, but I hope to stay and support the cause,” said Olga Efimova, one of many who came out to City Hall.

Calgary Journal reporter Chloe MacEachern caught up with Efimova to find out more about what brought her to the strike.             

                    Many Calgarians took part in the strike held to demand action against climate change. Video by Chloe MacEachern.

Editor: Sofia Gruchalla-Wesierski | sgruchalla-wesierski@cjournal.ca

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