14 fine photos from the climate strike around regional Australia

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WAGGA: Getting a bit passionate. Photo: Emma Hillier

WAGGA: Getting a bit passionate. Photo: Emma Hillier

The Global Strike 4 Climate took place in 110 towns and cities across Australia on Friday, with organisers demanding a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and a transition to 100 per cent renewable energy.

LAUNCESTON: Just a section of the Strike 4 Climate crowd. Photo: Scott Gelston

LAUNCESTON: Just a section of the Strike 4 Climate crowd. Photo: Scott Gelston

Millions of people around the world on Friday also took to the streets, including 16-year-old Swedish climate activist and strike organiser Greta Thunberg, who participated in demonstrations in New York City.

CANBERRA: Crowds of all ages gathered in Glebe Park in Canberra before marching through the city. Photo: Karleen Minney

CANBERRA: Crowds of all ages gathered in Glebe Park in Canberra before marching through the city. Photo: Karleen Minney

She will take part in the United Nations' youth climate forum on Saturday and address world leaders at the UN secretary-general's climate summit on September 23. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will not attend the summit.

NEWCASTLE: Amy-Lea Mahony from Circus Avalon. Photo: Max Mason-Hubers

NEWCASTLE: Amy-Lea Mahony from Circus Avalon. Photo: Max Mason-Hubers

Australians, of all age groups, backed her call for a climate strike on Friday, September 20.

BALLARAT: Protestors marched through Ballarat demanding action on climate emergency. Photo: Adam Trafford

BALLARAT: Protestors marched through Ballarat demanding action on climate emergency. Photo: Adam Trafford

Teachers, union members, grandparents, heavily-pregnant women and a man in a dinosaur suit holding a sign saying "Extinction sucks, trust me" showed up at Australian rallies to support the student-led protest.

TAMWORTH: ending a message to MP Barnaby Joyce.

TAMWORTH: ending a message to MP Barnaby Joyce.

Organisers say more than 300,000 people attended the protests across the country, double the turnout of the most recent national protest in March.

WOLLONGONG: One sign on show in the Gong.. Photo: Adam McLean

WOLLONGONG: One sign on show in the Gong.. Photo: Adam McLean

The worldwide strike movement began in August 2018 when Thunberg began protesting outside Sweden's parliament on school days.

ALBURY: The School Strike 4 Climate took over the centre of Albury. Photo: Mark Jesser

ALBURY: The School Strike 4 Climate took over the centre of Albury. Photo: Mark Jesser

She tweeted support from New York for the students gathering in Australia, saying they were "setting the standard" for other countries.

DUBBO: Just a small selection of the students. Photo: Amy McIntyre

DUBBO: Just a small selection of the students. Photo: Amy McIntyre

ORANGE: Protesters threw their support behind the Global Climate Strike. Photo: Jude Keogh

ORANGE: Protesters threw their support behind the Global Climate Strike. Photo: Jude Keogh

WARRNAMBOOL: Jarrah Crabbnor, 10, displays his sign at the climate strike. Photo: Morgan Hancock

WARRNAMBOOL: Jarrah Crabbnor, 10, displays his sign at the climate strike. Photo: Morgan Hancock

BENDIGO: Hundreds of people attended the Bendigo Climate Strike. Photo: Glenn Daniels

BENDIGO: Hundreds of people attended the Bendigo Climate Strike. Photo: Glenn Daniels

BURNIE: 11-year-old Aeolani St Evens (yellow shirt) organised the Burnie school strike. Photo: Brodie Weeding

BURNIE: 11-year-old Aeolani St Evens (yellow shirt) organised the Burnie school strike. Photo: Brodie Weeding

BATHURST: Making the point. Photo: Sam Bolt

BATHURST: Making the point. Photo: Sam Bolt