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Climate protests go global

Kelowna students and youth are taking part in global climate action rallies today. A group of students will descend on Kelowna City Hall, starting at noon.

Kevin Kaardal, Superintendent of Schools in the Central Okanagan, advises parents that "while the district supports the rights that citizens of the age of majority have in a democratic society to freely assemble and to express their views on issues, we remind parents/guardians that any strike for climate events are not sanctioned by the district."

Students in the Okanagan are expected to join students from around the world who are taking part in protests around the world, including "die-ins" scheduled in Vancouver at the Vancouver Art Gallery and in Victoria at the B.C. legislature.

Many students will be skipping school to take part in the global climate strike in the lead up to a UN summit – similar to an international event held in March.

There are two more strikes organized for the Kelowna area, including Friday's Global Climate Strike followed by one on Sept. 26, when UBC Okanagan will be hosting a climate strike from 1 to 3 p.m. at its central courtyard. Another global event will be held Sept. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. at Kelowna City Hall.



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