"What do we want? Climate action. When do we want it? Now."
That was the chant echoing through Albury's QEII Square on Friday when more than 1000 made their voices heard as part of a global climate strike.
Led by Border school students, the School Strike 4 Climate took over the centre of Albury with the majority of protesters staging a "lie in" outside environment minister Sussan Ley's office.
"We are in the grips of a massive climate crisis right now," Scots School Albury student Luca Lamond said.
"ScoMo would rather drink tea with Trump then stop the climate crisis.
"This is not an inner city issue, or a Greeny issue, this is not a young person issue or a wealthy persons issue, this is an everybody issue.
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"We are here today to show that we stand united in our commitment to climate justice, we are the majority and we demand change."
More than 200 turned out in the snow at Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain to show their support for the School Strike 4 Climate.
Passionate 15-year-old Xavier High School student Eli Davern said they were striking "quite simply because it is the right thing to do".
"I ask you Prime Minister Morrison, why should I or any of the young people here today go to school and learn for a future, which under your government, we won't have," he said.
While protesters chanted "c'mon Sussan c'mon" outside her office, Ms Ley was in Mulwala as part of her "electorate day".
"I am doing discussions about a bridge in Yarrawonga-Mulwala, but even more importantly I am visiting farmers who are affected by low and no water allocations in Barham, in Euston and tomorrow morning in Finley," she said.
The protest was part of a global strike held across Australia and in 150 countries around the world.