50+ people show up at Grayson County climate change protest

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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - More than 50 people turned up in Downtown Sherman Friday afternoon for a worldwide climate change strike.

Rain or shine, people of all ages showed up to the Grayson County courthouse with signs, t-shirts and stickers all to support the protest.

The strike was led by Grayson County Democrats Texoma Earth Day Festival and Red River Unitarian Universalist Church.

Members chanted, demanding action to be taken both locally and nationally.

"There are three days before the U.N. summit on climate in New York City, and we wanted to be able to send a message to them saying we want climate change now," said Grayson County Democrats Event Coordinator Jan Fletcher.

Next Friday there will be an official protest with speakers who could not attend Friday because of the weather.