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The Global Strike 4 Climate accused of leaving rubbish in Sydney’s Hyde Park

Image showing a mass of rubbish left after Sydney climate change protest turns out to be a cruel hoax – as the picture’s real location is revealed

  • The Global Strike 4 Climate accused of leaving rubbish in Sydney’s Hyde Park 
  • The photo was circulated on various social media platforms over the weekend 
  • Image is actually from London’s Hyde Park after 420 event in April 2019 

A photo circulating on social media that claimed to be a mass of rubbish left after Sydney’s climate strike has been proven to be a hoax.

The photo was circulated on various social media platforms and claimed to be in Sydney’s Hyde Park. 

‘Look at the mess today’s climate protesters left behind in beautiful Hyde Park. So much plastic. So much landfill. So sad,’ one person wrote after sharing the image. 

The photo was circulated on various social media platforms and claimed to be in from Sydney’s Hyde Park

The Global Strike 4 Climate, was held across the world on Friday, and was the biggest climate mobilisation in Australia's history, with more than double the turnout of the March protest

The Global Strike 4 Climate, was held across the world on Friday, and was the biggest climate mobilisation in Australia’s history, with more than double the turnout of the March protest

However the image is actually of London’s Hyde park and it was taken in April following 420 Festival.

It is not the first time the picture has been used to accuse climate change protesters of hypocrisy. 

The image was also circulated to suggest Extinction Rebellion had left rubbish after their rally in Marble Arch, in London.  

The Royal Parks twitter account posted at the time: ‘There’s a lot of incorrect information doing the Twitter rounds this morning. 

‘This photo is the result of an unofficial event in Hyde Park on Saturday, not the Extinction Rebellion protesters in Marble Arch. 

‘It costs us millions to clear litter every year. Please take it home.’ 

The image is actually of London's Hyde park and it was taken in April following 420 Festival

The image is actually of London’s Hyde park and it was taken in April following 420 Festival

The Global Strike 4 Climate, was held across the world on Friday, and was the biggest climate mobilisation in Australia’s history, with more than double the turnout of the March protest.  

A whopping 100,000 protesters flooded the streets in Melbourne, while Sydney saw 80,000 people march through the CBD to the Domain.  

Protesters were demanding a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and a transition to 100 per cent renewable energy. 

Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack said students should be in school as it was ‘just a disruption’.

Protesters were demanding a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and a transition to 100 per cent renewable energy

Protesters were demanding a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and a transition to 100 per cent renewable energy

‘I think these sorts of rallies should be held on a weekend where it doesn’t actually disrupt business, it doesn’t disrupt schools, it doesn’t disrupt universities,’ Mr McCormack told reporters in Melbourne.

‘I think it is just a disruption.’

The strike is the latest in a worldwide movement started in August 2018 when 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg began protesting outside Sweden’s parliament on school days.



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