Salisbury Youth Strike 4 Climate marks one year anniversary

Salisbury Youth Strike 4 Climate marks one year anniversary

Published by Jack Deery at 1:17pm 14th February 2020.

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A group took to the Guildhall Square earlier today (Friday 14th February) to make their voices heard.

In the UK, the walk-out protests started on the 15th February 2019 and, a year on, Salisbury's school children are still trying to get people to talk about the issue of climate change. 

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They held up placards during a march to spread their message

The young people wanted to raise awareness of what they're saying is an emergency

Once again, they were joined by adults from the Extinction Rebellion group who wanted to show their support for the protesters. 

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The protesters gathered in the Guildhall Square earlier today

Charles Luther, Research Outreach Group from Extinction Rebellion Salisbury, said: 

"School strikes are important for the future of our planet. It's very important that young people are fully educated about climate change issues, mitigation etc. so that they can actually take control and be empowered for the future. 

This kind of strike can make a difference by spreading the word, as part of our agenda as research is to keep ourselves updated with all the facts and try to disseminate those facts to our community and it's only by getting the majority of people educated with the issue is the only reason we're going to be able to bring about change."

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They want the Government to take urgent action on what they're calling a 'climate emergency'

As part of the protests, the group marched around the city centre holding placards and calling on the Government to take action. 

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