Around 50 students from Maltese schools have skipped school today to take part in a protest for climate change.
The students gathered in front of Parliament and Castille for Malta’s first Fridays for Future, a school strike movement started by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
They displayed placards with slogans such as ‘This Planet Is Getting Hotter Than My Imaginary Boyfriend’, ‘Every Disaster Movie Starts With The Government Ignoring A Scientist’ and ‘Why Are We Studying For A Future We Won’t Have?’.
The protest was organised by Extinction Rebellion Malta, a new Maltese branch of an international climate change movement.
“The younger generation is essential for the climate rebellion,” Extinction Rebellion Malta said in a Facebook post yesterday. “We want to mobilize more enthusiastic students by kicking off the Fridays for Future movement here in Malta. Join us tomorrow with a bunch of student activists in front of Castille, Valletta at 12:30 PM. We’ll be there supporting all students who wish to join! Let’s do this, rebels.”