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Students Strike Worldwide For Climate Action

Around the world, a huge outpouring of young people on strike for the environment. There is no plan(et) B.

And the young people shall lead them.

A movement that began with a single teenager distributing homemade fliers outside the Swedish parliament last summer became a global phenomenon on Friday, as students worldwide skipped school and took to the streets to urgently demand that adults combat the perils of climate change.

Starting in the South Pacific and moving west with the sun, the protests blanketed grand city centers and humble village squares. Organizers said they were expecting demonstrations in at least 112 countries, in more than 1,700 locations.

The coordinated demonstrations were planned as the largest manifestation to date of the Fridays for Future movement, in which students forgo classes each week in favor of something they have said is more important: pleading for action on an issue that will affect every person on the planet, but young people most of all.

Here are 5 reasons students (& everyone else) should strike for climate. 🌍

— Amnesty International (@amnesty)

Sligo students out in massive numbers supporting the fight against climate change 💚

— Aid The Ocean (@AidTheOcean)

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— Dr Ruth Brennan (@ruth_brennan)


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