In Pictures: How Pennsylvania observed the 2019 Global Climate Strike

By: - September 20, 2019 2:21 pm

(Screen capture from Instagram @OnTheCapitolSteps)

From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, Pennsylvanians of every race, age and creed gathered in public squares and on the steps of the state Capitol to observe the 2019 Youth Climate Strike, and to demand government action on global warming and climate change.

Here’s what those observances looked  — and sounded — like across Pennsylvania on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019:

In Philadelphia:

Instagram images from @Mandy_Nace

In Harrisburg:


In Pittsburgh:

In Allentown:

In Wilkes-Barre:

In Erie:

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.