Martha’s Vineyard schoolchildren and others joined a day of activism around the globe Friday to protest inaction in the face of a climate change crisis.

Flotilla carried the flag for climate action through Menemsha Channel. — Albert O. Fischer 3rd

Climate strike day saw children and students pouring into the streets from New York city to Indonesia to Australia, in open revolt against world leaders who they feel have failed to do enough.

Closer to home, Islanders raised a flag at the Gay Head Cliffs, formed a flotilla in the Menemsha channel and held a rally at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven.

Later in the day events are planned at Island Grown Initiative’s Thimble Farm in Vineyard Haven, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Student groups also were due to travel to Boston and New York city to join the protests in those cities.

Vineyard climate activists have begun to organize recently via the Island Climate Action Network, a coalition of people from around the Island that meets regularly to raise visibility about climate change issues on the Vineyard.