Students' second climate strike fills Auckland's Aotea Square

May 26, 2019

Students' second climate strike fills Auckland's Aotea Square

A number of student co-ordinators led Friday’s School Strike 4 Climate protests on Queen St.

Auckland students gathered in Aotea Square instead of attending school on Friday to demand the Government take more action on climate change. The protest included a sit-down blockage of Queen St. All photos by Irra Lee.

About a thousand School Strike 4 Climate protesters disrupted traffic on Queen St demands action on climate change.

About a thousand School Strike 4 Climate protesters disrupted traffic on Queen St to demand action on climate change.

Auckland School Strike 4 Climate co-ordinator Luke Wijohn, 17, speaks to the media on Friday before the march down Queen St.

Auckland School Strike 4 Climate co-ordinator Luke Wijohn, 17, speaks to the media on Friday before the march down Queen St.

Students from Waikowhai Primary School in Mt Roskill, one of the first groups to arrive at Aotea Square accompanied by their teacher, joined in on the protest.

Students from Waikowhai Primary School in Mt Roskill, one of the first groups to arrive at Aotea Square accompanied by their teacher, joined in on the protest.

Organisers brief protesters for the second Auckland School Strike 4 Climate at Aotea Square at noon before they down Queen St towards Britomart.

Organisers briefed protesters for the second Auckland School Strike 4 Climate at Aotea Square at noon before they marched down Queen St towards Britomart.

Friday’s School Strike 4 Climate protests on Queen St, Auckland.

Friday’s School Strike 4 Climate protests on Queen St. The lie-in protest symbolised the strikers’ demands that the Government wake up to declare a climate emergency.

Auckland School Strike 4 Climate co-ordinator Coco Lovatt, 16.

Auckland School Strike 4 Climate co-ordinator Coco Lovatt, 16.

A student draped in a protest banner.

A student draped in a protest banner.

Renate Shutte and Grant Ockleston on a Queen St footpath in Friday’s School Strike 4 Climate protests.

Renate Shutte and Grant Ockleston on a Queen St footpath in Friday’s School Strike 4 Climate protests.

From left: Amy Morrin, Grace Thevenard, Hattie Salmon, Sienna Davidson, Niamh Maher and Sian Azariah, all 17, ask the Government to ‘wake up’ and take more action on climate change.

Is everyone asleep? Students (from left) Amy Morrin, Grace Thevenard, Hattie Salmon, Sienna Davidson, Niamh Maher and Sian Azariah, all 17, ask the Government to wake up and take more action on climate change.

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