Photos: Thousands of activists participate in ‘Global Climate Strike’

Media Credit: Eric Lee | Staff Photographer

Protesters with Fridays for Future demonstrate outside of the U.S. Capitol building Friday.

Thousands of activists flocked to the streets of D.C. Friday to protest climate change at the “Global Climate Strike.” Earlier in the week, youth environmental activist Greta Thunberg spoke to students in Lisner Auditorium and encouraged people to take part in the fight against climate change.

Eric Lee | Staff Photographer

Benjamin Valdivielso, 17, from W.T. Woodson High School in Virginia, holds a sign during the climate strike Friday.

Eric Lee | Staff Photographer

Students march toward the U.S. Capitol.

Eric Lee | Staff Photographer

Ella Neals, 13, leads a chant with her schoolmates Friday.

Eric Lee | Staff Photographer

Speakers encourage activists to take part in the fight against climate change.

Eric Lee | Staff Photographer

People hold a sign reading “Green New Deal” in front of the U.S. Capitol.

Eric Lee | Staff Photographer

Activists circle around the pond in front of the U.S. Capitol.

Dean Whitelaw | Staff Photographer

The U.S. Capitol is seen between protestors’ signs.

Sophie Monten | Photographer

Activists cross Connecticut Avenue on their way to the monuments.

Dean Whitelaw | Staff Photographer

A sticker reading “Facing extinction” hangs on a sign at the global strike for climate change.

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