Housatonic students strike for the planet

Staging a walkout on Friday, Sept. 27, Housatonic Valley Regional High School students intended to, in the words of Keaton Terrall, 15, “spread awareness to a broader audience” of the dangers of climate change. Photo by Shane Stampfle

FALLS VILLAGE  — Several dozen Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS)students staged a walkout on Friday, Sept. 27, to protest inaction in the face of climate change. 

Carrying homemade signs with slogans like “No Planet B” and “Science Not Silence,” the students assembled on the grassy oval in front of the school. 

The protest came at the end of a week of worldwide demonstrations. On Sept. 20, the first day of protests around the world, an estimated 4 million people participated.  

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