Demonstrators turn out in record numbers to combat climate change

From Washington D.C. to Paris and Sydney, there were 2,500 planned protests in more than 150 countries and millions of students skipped school to lead the charge.
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Also, we've heard more from Joe Biden, calling on the president to release the transcript of the conversation with the president of Ukraine. Thank you. Now to millions of people around the world taking part in the global protest against climate change. A 16-year-old activist leading the charge in New York City, leading action to protect the climate. Here's Tom llamas, witnessing the crowds firsthand. Reporter: Tonight, in record numbers, and in cities around the world, demonstrators taking to the streets to combat climate change. Leading the charge, the world's youth. From Washington to Paris to Sydney, 2,500 planned protests in more than 150 countries. Millions of students skipping school, they say, to teach the world a lesson. Joining the demonstrators all over the world, students in the United States. Across this country, demanding saying time is running out and they're fed up. Just because we're kids, doesn't mean that we don't have a voice. Sure, we can't, like, vote or anything, but we're here because we're here to use our voice. Reporter: Organizers say more than 100,000 gathered in each of these locations -- Melbourne, Australia, in front of Germany's Brandenburg gate, and on the streets of London. Leading this global March, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden. The teenage activist met with leaders on capitol hill this week to deliver a message. I don't want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists. Reporter: Today she marched through the streets of New York. Change is coming whether they like it or not. Reporter: It doesn't end here. Next week, the U.N. General assembly meets in New York, and will have a climate action summit.

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