Students Speak Out at Youth Climate Strike

The following text is a transcript of our report, which is embedded above.

Sam Catania here at city hall where the youth climate strike just wrapped up their protest here, in Philadelphia.

“Some of us may not be able to vote, some of us may not be able to drive, but we know what needs to get done”, said a student speaker.

High school activists were met with applause by over 300 students who attended the Philly youth climate strike. I spoke with Sabirah Mahmud, one of the lead organizers of the protest.


Students at the event told me that they were troubled by Washington DC’s recent actions on climate change, and felt that the government was not doing enough to combat the large issue.


Click the images below to view photos from the climate strike.

Helen Gym, a member of the Philadelphia city council, also showed out to the rally.


Many protesters were impressed that students had organized the entire march.


Reporting for Harriton TV, I am Sam Catania.

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Sam Catania is the Co-President of Harriton TV and Director of the Ram Report. He acts as lead producer all events. His passion for news and journalism was initially ignited by Ricky Sayer in 9th grade and has continued to grow ever since. At his core he believes in factual and ethical reporting.
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