Nalan Goosen leads a small but enthusiastic group of Mark Isfeld students in a peaceful protest march along Lerwick Avenue in Courtenay Friday. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Isfeld students join global student strike

Teens march streets of Courtenay as part of worldwide day of action

Nalan Goosen led a small but enthusiastic group of Mark Isfeld students in a peaceful protest march along Lerwick Avenue in Courtenay Friday.

“We are spreading the word to everyone to end climate crisis,” said Goosen, prior to the march. “We want the government to stop subsidizing the oil industry, and to stop building oil pipelines, and instead, invest in renewable energy.”

Mark Isfeld students participating in the Global Climate Strike

Posted by Comox Valley Record Newsroom on Friday, March 15, 2019

Similar marches took place worldwide, in a global student strike for climate change, inspired by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who led the first student “strike” last year. Thunberg was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize Thursday.

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