Dozens turn out for student climate strike rally at Gainesville City Hall

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- Speakers of all ages crowded outside Gainesville City Hall on Friday to address what they called a climate crisis.

Students focused on pushing lawmakers to pursue clean energy alternatives such as solar while moving away from fossil fuels.

"I am extremely afraid I've seen the statistics I've seen how it might look like a brown heap of junk which sounds like something out of an apocalypse movie that I might have watched. It's ridiculous we should be living in a world that is clean and green and safe and we shouldn't be worried about this we shouldn't have to worry,” said Raquel Sokol, a student activist.

City leaders also took to the podium to speak about Gainesville’s goals to work towards a cleaner future.

The Gainesville rally was one of many held across the country.