Photos: Several hundred rally for climate action in Western Sydney

Several hundred people marched through the streets of Parramatta for climate action on January 14 in one of the largest rallies there in years.

As catastrophic bushfires continue and the climate emergency escalates, speakers called on Western Sydney councils, including Parramatta, to declare a climate emergency, for a swift transition away from fossil-fuels to renewable energy and for proper support and funding for firefighters.

The rally was called by a coalition of Western Sydney community groups including The Westies, ParraCAN Climate Action and Extinction Rebellion Western Sydney.

Parramatta. Photo: Zebedee Parkes
Parramatta. Photo: Zebedee Parkes
Parramatta. Photo: Zebedee Parkes
Parramatta. Photo: Zebedee Parkes
Parramatta. Photo: Zebedee Parkes