Hundreds gather at state Capitol to demand climate action

September 21, 2019


Hundreds of people gathered at the state capitol in Madison to demand action on climate change.

MADISON - Hundreds of people are gathering at the state Capitol in Madison to demand action on climate change.

The protest was part of the "Global Climate Strike" demonstrations around the world Friday. Protesters marched through downtown Madison streets before gathering on the Capitol steps.

They held signs that read "Don't burn my future," ''Make love not CO2," and "Y'all mind if we save the Earth." They chanted "Hey, hey, ho, ho, fossil fuels have got to go" and "Can't drink oil, keep it in the soil." A makeshift marching band complete with trumpets, trombones and tubas worked its way through the crowd.

The Capitol Police Department estimated the crowd at about 3,000 people.


Associated Press