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HSU Climate Change Protest 2019 

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Mark McKenna
Several dozen people stage a die-in protest on the Humboldt State University Quad on Friday to bring attention to the growing climate crisis. While most protesters attend for the full hour demonstration, some left for class and other joined during the protest.
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Activist Heri Hawthorn with the Make Action Arts Collective holds one of the signs they helped make for the protest while talking to HSU sociology major Estrella Marquez about youth activism and fighting climate change.
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HSU environmental studies major Daniel Noel came to demonstrate on behalf of the Earth, the humans, the plants and the animals that are suffering from the impacts of climate change.
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JT Abbott, an HSU botany major lays on the quad with flowers in his chest.
Mark McKenna
Several dozen people stage a die-in protest on the Humboldt State University Quad on Friday to bring attention to the growing claim crisis.
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Flower petals and chalk messages were found between the demonstrators.
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John Powell, a CR agricultural student, wearing a tie-dye shirt, hugs his friend as he arrived to join the protest.
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HSU botany major Lily Price sings a song while playing the harmonium during the demonstration.
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A group of eighth-grade students and parents from area schools attending an event on campus walk past the demonstration.
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HSU Students Maddie Marriott, left, and Shannon Rhodes want people to recognize the extent of what can be accomplished when people work together.
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A demonstrator covered their face while while they played dead.
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HSU environmental studies major Regine Familara takes a cell phone photo of fellow environmental studies major Klara Hernandez during the demonstration.
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HSU student Maddie Marriott, foreground, holds hands with fellow students Shannon Rhodes and Ella Heckert.
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HSU forestry major Arvel Reeves happened upon the demonstration but decided to join in because he is anxious about the climate and wants the government to do more, adding he wasn't sure he wants to bring kids into this world.
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HSU student Mark Farrell, who is studying energy and climate, hugs Mary Scanlan, who is studying art.
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Participants gathered in a circle and held hands at the end of the demonstration.
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HSU Student Olivia Brock, center, spoke to participants gathered in a circle at the end of the demonstration. Brock said that the event was hosted by Climate Rebellion and that Earth First! helped to organize the event. Brock added that it was important to note that most of the demonstrators were white but that Indigenous people, people of color and the poor are those being impacted first by climate change.
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HSU student Olivia Brock talks with local activist Jack Nounnan following the demonstration.
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HSU student Olivia Brock, left, hugs fellow student Vanessa Argonza following the demonstration.
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Flower petals and chalk messages were found between the demonstrators.

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