Chicago youth combat climate crisis

Students and activists marched through downtown Chicago on Friday, Sept. 20 to demand that politicians take action to address the climate crisis.

This march, organized by the Illinois Youth Climate Strike organization, was one of many held across the globe today.

The group met in Grant Park and marched to the Federal Plaza in the loop. At the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Columbus Drive the students met and held a press conference demanding that Gov. J.B. Pritzker take action to help solve this crisis.

Police estimated that the crowd reached anywhere between 1,300 to 3,000 attendees.