In an ironic spur of events, activists gathered around Queen’s Park to protest against consumerism on Friday, Nov. 29.
The strike falls on Black Friday, one of the greatest shopping holidays in North America, a day promoting unethical consumerism and producing a lot of waste.
Consumerism is one of the leading causes of climate change.
Friday’s climate strike took place in 2,300 cities in 153 countries around the world, according to estimates by the climate campaign group FridaysForFuture.
The strike comes to Toronto as well, as activists demand climate action from their provincial government.
The strike comes strong following Doug Ford’s cancellation of over 750 renewable energy deals in Ontario since being elected in 2018.
The strikers also paid tribute to the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.
The protest continues as people march down Wellesley and Yonge streets.
All photos by Minh Truong.