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Youth Strike 4 Climate: Hundreds of Cambridge students march through city




Hundreds of children in Cambridge walked out of their classrooms today (Friday) for a global climate strike.

Youth Strike 4 Climate at Shire Hall in Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell (7807314)
Youth Strike 4 Climate at Shire Hall in Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell (7807314)

Inspired by Swedish climate activist 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, students are calling for the government to take action on global warming.

Up to a 1,000 schoolchildren and university students gathered outside Shire Hall in Cambridge for the Youth Strike 4 Climate at 9.30am.

Waving banners and chanting, the students will march from Shire Hall to the Guildhall from around 10.30am.

It is the second time city students have taken to the streets for climate change. In February, pupils held a protest outside the Guildhall, calling for climate change to be declared an emergency.

The campaigners came from schools and colleges across the region including Chesterton Community College, Impington Village College, Parkside, Coleridge Community College, King's School, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Witchford Village College and Cambourne Village College.



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