Environmental activists laid down on the ground in front of Parliament in Valletta on Friday as a symbolic representation of the consequences of continued inaction on climate.

The activists, many of whom were young, called on the Maltese Parliament to declare a climate emergency in the face of the global climate crisis.

Video: Matthew Mirabelli

Speakers at the activity said their main demand was for the national declaration of a climate emergency before it was too late. 

The climate strike was held to coincide with the Global Climate Strike, being organised in countries around the world by local and national representatives of the Extinction rebellion movement.

The event in Malta was supported and endorsed by Friends of the Earth Malta, Extinction Rebellion Malta, Bicycle Advocacy Group, Radio Mocha Malta, Malta Cafe Scientifique, For OUR Trees, LearnD, Nature Trust - FEE Malta, Fashion Revolution Malta, The Bubble NGO, GreenHouse, Repubblika, KSU - Kunsill Studenti Universitarji, MSPCA - formerly SPCA Malta, Animal Liberation Malta, The Astronomical Society of Malta, FAA Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar,  Eco Market Malta, S-Cubed - Science Students' Society, Moviment Graffitti, Għaqda Siġar Maltin, Malta Youth in Agriculture, Kamra tal-Periti, Vivacity, Schools4Climate Action Group - Malta, Zero-Waste Malta, Core Green:Organic & Fairtrade, and, Green Drinks Malta.

Photo: Matthew MirabelliPhoto: Matthew Mirabelli

Photo: Matthew MirabelliPhoto: Matthew Mirabelli

Photo: Matthew MirabelliPhoto: Matthew Mirabelli