Thousands in Detroit, Ann Arbor expected to take part in Global Climate Strike

Posted at 5:42 AM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 17:31:06-04

(WXYZ) — People from more than 150 countries are expected to head to the streets for the Global Climate Strike, a youth movement.

The strike aims “to declare a climate emergency and show our politicians what action in line with climate science and justice means.” It was inspired by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, a Swedish environmentalist.

Here in southeast Michigan, thousands of people are expected to take part between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Kristen Hayden is one of nearly 20 organizers for Friday's event in Ann Arbor. They are expecting more than 3,000 people, potentially more than 5,000.

The Ann Arbor strike will take place at Ingalls Mall at the University of Michigan at 11 a.m. For more information, click here.

The Detroit rally will start with an open mic at 3 p.m. at Grand Circus Park. They will then march down Woodward to Hart Plaza on Jefferson. Click here for more information.