Children in Leicester skip school to take part in UK wide #ClimateStrike


One of the placards carried by a student protesting. Photo: Rosie Vacciana-Browne

By Rosie Vacciana-Browne

A large group of children in Leicester skipped school today, as well as many others across the country, in order to protest as part of ‘Youth Strike 4 Climate’s’ #ClimateStrike.

‘Youth Strike 4 Climate’, the group that started the campaign, urged young people via their Facebook page to “join (the protests), or start one.”

Strikes are taking place today all across the country, in what the group are claiming will be the first UK wide Youth Strike 4 Climate.

Posting a Facebook live stream from one of their protest in Parliament square, Youth Strike 4 Climate captioned a post: “The sun is shining, the planet is heating, but the youth are rising up!”



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