A good Samaritan from Australia is being hailed as a hero after she was caught on camera saving a koala from a wildfire.

Australia fire survivors join global climate protests

Global protests kick off Friday 

The “global day of action” was expected to see rallies in hundreds of cities around the world, days before officials gather Monday in Madrid for talks on tackling climate change.

»WATCH: Good Samaritan rescues wounded koala

Janet Reynolds, who joined a protest in Sydney, said she had lost everything in an “inferno, an absolute firestorm that raced through my property.”

Activists of the 'BUND' environment protection organization jump into the river spree in front of the German federal parliament to protest against the climate policy in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Word on the box reads 'Climate Package'.
Photo: AP Photo/Michael Sohn

Speaking outside the local offices of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party, student Daisy Jeffrey said “people have lost their homes, people have lost their lives. We have to ask: How far does this have to go before our government finally takes action?"

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Further rallies were planned in cities worldwide, including Washington, London, Berlin and Madrid.

An ice sculpture is put in place for Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the studio before the start of the Channel 4 News' General Election climate debate at ITN Studios in Holborn, central London, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Johnson did not attend the debate which was for party leaders.
Photo: Kirsty O'Connor/Pool Photo via AP

Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who is traveling across the Atlantic by sailboat to attend the climate talks next week, sent a message of support to protesters.

“Everyone’s needed. Everyone’s welcome. Join us,” she said on Twitter.

About two dozen environmental activists in the German capital symbolically jumped into the chilly waters of the Spree river in front of parliament to protest a government-backed package of measures they say won’t be enough to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

In this Sept. 1, 2011, file photo, two koalas climb a tree at a zoo in Sydney, Australia.
Photo: AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File

The package was blocked Friday by Germany’s upper house, which represents the country’s 16 states.

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