Salisbury teens protest over climate change

Salisbury teens protest over climate change

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 11:51am 15th March 2019. (Updated at 11:53am 15th March 2019)

Young people have gone 'on strike' from lessons to show their support a worldwide campaign to tackle global warming.

Hundreds of teenagers have turned out for the protest in the Market Square this lunchtime (Friday March 15th).

Many have been holding placards with messages including 'There is no Planet B' and 'I don't fancy swimming to work'.

They've also been chanting climate change slogans during their demo: 

WHY ARE THE STUDENTS WALKING OUT?

The student walk-out is part of a worldwide movement called 'Youth Strike 4 Climate' - with a number of strike days having already been held.

Today's action is expected to include protests in around 100 towns and cities across the UK, like Salisbury.

Salisbury School Climate Change Protest March 2019
Around 200 students have been taking part in today's strike action

The protest is planned in Salisbury's Market Square this lunchtime (Friday March 15th) until 2.00pm.

Wiltshire Police tell us they had been made are aware that a protest was due to take place in the city today, and they're'monitoring the situation'.

Salisbury School Climate Change Protest March 2019
Students have been walking out of lessons, despite some of their schools calling on them NOT to skip lessons

 

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