Dozens of Kamloops students joined their peers on Friday as part of a global school walkout inspired by Swedish student Greta Thunberg.
Students gathered on Columbia Street in downtown Kamloops, waving placards at passing vehicles, with signs such as “We’d be in school if it was cool” and “There is no Planet B.”
The students then marched to city hall, where they were planning to stay through the afternoon.
The youth in Kamloops and around the world are calling on leaders to take tougher action on climate change through the global strike, which has been dubbed Fridays for Future. Students in more than 55 Canadian cities are believed to have taken part.
Thunberg, 16, who led the first climate-change strike by students last year in Europe, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday.