The Pottsville Global Strike for Climate rally was attended by 1580 people who marched along the main Street to make their point – that Climate Justice is needed now.
The count was taken as the attendees filed out from Ambrose Brown park.
Welcome to Country was spoken by Claude Williams of the Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Lands Council.
The rally was addressed by five individual students ranging from Primary School to Year 12. Saige Hill from Kingscliff High School acted as MC and introduced us to his activist group, Zero Hour Australia.
Katie Milne ( mayor) addressed the crowd with the welcome news that that Council voted last night to declare a Climate Emergency. She thanked Council’s Youth Advisory Council which had recommended that motion and provided an excellent speaker at the Public Forum session.
Local organiser Danielle Brown spoke of her concerns about inaction on Climate, while adding that the numbers attending had far exceeded her expectations.