Youth climate demonstrators from St. John’s in Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador, participated in the Global Climate Fight to End Fossil Fuels strike.
One of the key demands of the youth-led and -organised global climate strike movement Fridays For Future St. John’s, is an end to Energy Company Equinor’s Bay du Nord oil project, wich consists of several oil discoveries in the Flemish Pass basin, some 500 km northeast of St. John’s.
Around 200-250 people came out to the demonstration. The city of St. John’s itself, located closest to the proposed project, has a population of only around 110,000 people.
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The project, being proposed by the Norwegian majority state-owned company Equinor, was recently delayed for a period of up to three years. But despite economic uncertainty in relation to the viability of the project, Equinor recently…