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Strikes, demonstrations, and protests continued in October with protesters demanding stronger action to tackle climate change. 

Activists and concerned citizens held massive virtual events last month, as well as street protests while keeping socially distant because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Events included protests of the Fridays for Future and Africa is not a Dumpster campaigns, along with several digital climate strikes.

Here is a timeline of global protests and demonstrations last month as compiled by Anadolu Agency.

Oct. 2:

– In the first Fridays for Future strike, climate activists and environmental protesters around the world gather on streets as well as online to raise awareness on climate change-related issues.

– Sharing his photo by holding a sign: “EndPlasticPollution,” Ugandan environmental activist Nirere Sardach points out on Twitter that plastic pollution is a global problem rather than an issue for a single person or a country.

– Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and more than one dozen activists stage climate protest in Stockholm.

– 19-year-old climate activist Husain Ahmed Emran, along with a group of activists, hold protest in Bangladesh and demand leaders take “urgent action” on the climate.

Oct. 5:

– Fridays For Future movement calls on European company ENGIE Group to “stop destroying” Parana State forest in Brazil.

Oct. 9:

– In the second Fridays for Future strike, climate activists and environmental protesters gather on streets as well as online to raise awareness of climate change-related problems and hold “Sports against ecocides” campaign to raise awareness regarding protection of the environment.

– Kenyan young environmental activist Patricia Kombo, known for tree planting activities, criticizes the pollution problem in her country and says “Kenya is not a dumpster” on Twitter in her 65th school strike as part of #AfricaIsNotADumpster campaign.

Oct. 15:

– French group Action Climate Paris decries French President Emmanuel Macron for his unwilling policy on climate change and activists “take down” portraits of Macron on the Seine River.

Oct. 16:

– In the third Fridays for Future strike, climate activists and environmental protesters continue street protests as well as online activism to raise awareness on climate change-related problems.

– Environmental and climate organizations raise awareness on the relationship between food scarcity and climate change online during World Food Day as they claim “change directly affects food.”

Oct. 20:

– Fridays For Future movement calls for action on the conversation of biodiversity as the European Parliament is set to vote on a new agricultural policy.

Oct. 21:

– Climate group 350.com calls on the Indonesian and Japanese governments to stop the Indramayu coal-fired power plant expansion project in West Java, Indonesia.

– Decrying European Parliament’s vote on a new agriculture policy, Greenpeace says Europe signed “a death sentence for small farms, nature and the climate.”

Oct. 22:

– Environmental activists, climate protesters hold online campaign #VoteThisCAPdown against EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Oct. 23:

– In the fourth Fridays for Future strike, climate activists and environmental protesters raise awareness on the importance of healthy agriculture policy and demand the EU #WithdrawTheCAP.

Oct. 25:

– More than 100 global climate activists write and sign an open letter, asking the EU leaders to withdraw the Common Agricultural Policy.

Oct. 30:

– In the last Fridays for Future strike, climate activists and environmental protesters gather on streets as well as online to raise awareness on climate change-related issues.

– Climate activist Patience Nabukalu completes 30th school strike, stresses threats nature face on Twitter as part of the last Fridays for Future strike in October.

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