Big turn out for Salisbury climate strike

Big turn out for Salisbury climate strike

Published by Jack Deery at 1:48pm 20th September 2019. (Updated at 2:05pm 20th September 2019)

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Protests have been happening all over the world today.

Students, workers and animals all gathered in Salisbury's Guildhall square today (Friday 20th September) to protest about about climate change

They say they want world leaders to recognise the damage it is causing to the environment.

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Even dogs were getting involved in the protest!

Here in Salisbury, activist group Extinction Rebellion staged a funeral procession and a 'die-in', where they lie on the ground around a coffin on the floor. 

There were lots of people who had made placards with messages like "This is not a drill, this is my future" and "Denial will cost the earth".

It's estimated that more than 200 people turned up for Salisbury's event on Friday afternoon.

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There were lots of placards made for the event

At 2pm they were also holding a Samba march, where all the protesters would walk around with a band in the square. 

A climate emergency was declared by Salisbury City Council in June, and by Wiltshire Council just before in May.

14 year old, Karis McIntyre, is a key member of Youth Strike for Climate:

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg inspired the events of today with millions of people taking part in 150 countries all over the globe. 


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