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Global Climate Strike protesters rise up in Sydney

Students and adults around the world are joining together to demand action on climate change. CNET's team in Sydney was on the ground to capture the protest.

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The Global Climate Strike kicked off on Friday. Children and adults around the world are walking out of schools and workplaces to "demand an end to the age of fossil fuels." CNET's Australian team was on the ground as huge crowds gathered in Sydney.

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Protester queues in Sydney, as seen from CNET's office.

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Over 300,000 protesters gather at The Domain park in Sydney, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

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As with all good protests, the sign game was on point.

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One protestor channels Lizzo...

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...while another overidentifies with Homer Simpson.

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Just in case you'd forgotten that this is a movement of young people, here's a meme.

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And another sign.

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The Buddhists are out in force to demand efforts to stop climate change.

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CNET's Mark Serrels gets a better view of the protestors.

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Keep scrolling through for more photos from the protest.

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