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Red Rebels at Funeral for Life: Time to mourn what we're losing



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Red Rebels in front of the Midsummer Chronophage Clock at Lion Yard. Picture: Derek Langley
Red Rebels in front of the Midsummer Chronophage Clock at Lion Yard. Picture: Derek Langley

The schedule of climate change protests continued with the youth strikers’ evening vigils closing on Friday (September 27) on King’s Parade and a Funeral for Life procession involving the Red Rebels in town on Saturday (September 28).

On September 20 in Cambridge and across the globe adults had officially joined children for the first time since the youth strikes began in February, generating the largest climate change protest in history with more than 5,000 events in 162 countries. A daily vigil took place during the week, and strike ended outside the iconic King’s College Chapel, with protesters staging a die-in and setting off phone buzzers to ‘sound the alarm’ on the climate crisis.

Lucia Sophia, 10, said of the vigil: “It’s important that everyone takes climate change seriously. It’s not enough for us to be here. We need all children, all adults, all schools, all businesses, all governments to work together to reduce our carbon emissions to sustainable levels."



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