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"Make Australia Breathe Again." The most powerful messages from Australia's climate rally.

On Friday afternoon, tens of thousands of Australians congregated in their local cities to protest the federal government’s inaction on climate change in the wake of the nation’s bushfire emergency crisis.

Since September, ferocious infernos have torn families and communities apart. This bushfire season has claimed 28 lives, including three firefighters, and destroyed more than 2100 homes.

As fires continue to burn, the conditions have been described as “apocalyptic” and likened to “an atomic bomb”.

Protests around the country were organised in response to the ongoing bushfire crisis. Here are some of the most powerful signs, seen across the country.

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Sydney, Australia - A protester holds a placard saying "The Fires are Raging and so are we!!!" during the demonstration. Image: Getty.
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Melbourne, Australia - Protestors march through the Melbourne CBD on January 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Image: Getty.
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Brisbane Australia - A protester holds a placard that says the climate is changing so why aren't we? during Climate Justice rally in Brisbane. Image: Getty.
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Sydney, Australia - A protester holds a placard saying "No more Smoke and Mirrors, We are on Fire" during the demonstration. Image: Getty.
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Melbourne, Australia - Protestors march through the Melbourne CBD on January 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Image: Getty.
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Melbourne, Australia - Protesters march through the Melbourne CBD on January 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Image: Getty.
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Protesters hold placards during a climate change rally in Sydney, Friday, January 10, 2020. Image: AAP.
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Sydney, Australia. Image: Supplied.
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Sydney, Australia. Image: Supplied.
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Sydney, Australia. Image: Supplied.
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Sydney, Australia. Image: Supplied.
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Sydney, Australia. Image: Supplied.
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Brisbane, Australia - Protesters block Adelaide Street during the Climate Justice rally in Brisbane. Image: Getty.

Read Mamamia's comprehensive guide to how you can help in the wake of Australia's bushfires.


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