High school students in South Bend are standing up for climate change solutions
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- High school students in South Bend protested government inaction on Friday.
Students from John Adams High School in South Bend took part in a protest, which was centered on demands for climate change legislation.
Those teens missed the first half of classes to make their voices heard outside of the County-City Building.
"Fight for what you believe in and fight for our earth, because it is ours and we're all going to be here. Your children or grandchildren are going to be here, nieces and nephews. So do it for them,” Cameron Pierce, a John Adams student, said.
Protest organizers and climate change activists said that more worldwide demonstrations will be planned in the future.
"I hope we influence world leaders and politicians to enact put in policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030," Alexandria Villasenor, a climate change activist, said.
This local protest was just one of several similar rallies held across the country and world.