It was billed as Armidale's School Strike 4 Climate, and there were many school students among about 400 people who attended the Central Park Rally from 9am on Friday September 20.
A large number of the crowd were from older generations, however, who may have delivered the air of a good old fashioned demonstration rally to the event, and removed a little of the youthful rebellion from the so-called "strike".
The event was organised and led by an energetic student from The Armidale School named Disa Smart, who said she was very pleased with the number of people who turned out on the morning.
"This is not just a student rally, we've been encouraged to invite everyone," she said.
"It shouldn't just be the students striking for climate action. It's important to have adult support and it is a global strike, not just the schools this time.
"We're concerned about our future as young people. Global warming is already impacting our planet, you can see in the droughts, fires and the extreme weather events across the globe. It's really important that we stand together."
Ms Smart said it was important that governments stopped fossil fuels and made just transition for fossil fuel workers.
When she spoke to the crowd, Ms Smart asked why this country had governments that put our lives at risk for the collection of gold coins.
"Why are our politicians waving lumps of coal in the air in a state of glee, when our planet's future is being taken from us in front of our very eyes," she asked, and received loud applause.
"If we continue to live the way we are, this country will become uninhabitable. What use is money to us when we have nothing left to trade?"
"We must act now. Time is running out. There is no room for climate denyers and those who are passively ignoring the detrimental effects of global warming."
The crowd marched on Armidale Regional Council chambers to demand action on climate change at the end of the rally.