Amid Black Friday, activists stage global climate protests

"Against the backdrop of the Black Friday shopping frenzy, activists around the world are protesting consumerism and its impact on the climate ahead of the United Nations climate summit next week.

Thousands of people in Australia and Europe joined rallies demanding more action on climate change on Friday, aiming to force political leaders to come up with urgent solutions at the United Nations climate summit in Madrid from Dec. 2 to 13.

Friday's climate strike is taking place in 2,300 cities in 153 countries around the world, according to estimates by the climate campaign group Friday for Future."

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