Thousands March Across Hawthorne Bridge During Portland's Climate Strike Protest

Thousands of people rallied on the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland, Oregon, on Friday, September 20, as part of a global strike to demand action on climate change.

According to Oregon Live, protesters rallied at Southwest Madison Street from Southwest Fourth Avenue and across both eastbound lanes of the bridge. Students from at least three different school districts skipped class in order to attend the protests, the report said.

This video shows thousands of activists marching along the bridge. An organizer of the rally told a local reporter there were more than 20,000 participants.

Climate change protests took place across the United States and the globe on Friday, including in Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Germany. Credit: Alexis Holloway via Storyful