Children across the UK go on strike to demand action on climate

Children and young people in more than 100 towns and cities across the UK will walk out of classrooms on Friday for the latest youth strike to highlight the escalating climate crisis. The Guardian reports.

Strikers in the UK will focus on the forthcoming election, which they have vowed to make a “climate election” by demonstrating the growing public concern about the ecological crisis.

The events in Britain are part of a global climate strike by tens of thousands of people in more than 150 countries from Chile to Madrid in Spain, where next week’s UN climate summit will take place.

Beth Irving, from the UK Student Climate Network, which helped organise Friday’s strikes, said it was crucial political leaders were held to account over their plans to tackle the emergency.

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