More than 500 people mainly students and s few senior citizens participated in the Global Climate Rally held at Elliot’s Promenade yesterday. They held placards and tried to create awareness about various issues affecting the environment.
The event was organised by the Chennai Climate Action Group together with other groups including Chennai Solidarity Group, Chennai Youth Action on Climate Change, Extinction Rebellion, Fridays For Future Chennai, Consumer and Civic Action Groups. The strike was inspired by a 15 year old girl Greta Thunberg. The participants said that the aim of the rally was to call for action to save wetlands and to create awareness about the climate change.