Global student walkout demands action on climate change

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"Youth have the most powerful voice in this conversation because it affects us the most".

"We have only been born into this world, we are going to have to live with this crisis our whole lives". More than 10,000 marched through Lausanne, Switzerland, and thousands more through Zurich.

One of the city's Labour MPs, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, joined the march saying "students will learn more today than they will in the classroom". "We're going to ruin our planet by that". Prime Minister Theresa May says that kids should be in school, so that they can make a difference when they grow up, but the average age of an MP is 50.

In the United States, climate change organizers are planning walkout demonstrations in almost every state in support of the Green New Deal, the resolution pushed by New York Rep.

The movement website has listed over 1,000 events across the world that are set to take place today and on future Fridays, including new movements in China, Iran, Cuba, and Pakistan.

In Manchester protesters blocked tram lines through the city centre, causing minor delays. Especially after a week that has been so depressing in many ways.

Toni, 15, from Stockport, said: "I tried to come to the last protest but my school said no".

"We should be incredibly grateful and appreciative of their bravery", said Quaschning, one of more than 14,000 German-speaking scientists to sign a letter of support this week.

"I think I'm going to get into trouble though".

After gathering on the school house steps, the group then marched down I street and gathered on the lawn of the Humboldt County Courthouse.

"We are already facing devastating and irreversible impacts around the world".

"The only way to change it is through the younger generation because the older generation don't really care".

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"It's spread so far, I think it's absolutely incredible, and it just shows how much climate change does need to be addressed and how unsatisfied we are with what's now going on", she said.

People take part in a demonstration against climate change organised by "Youth For Climate" on March 15, 2019, in Brussels.

- In San Francisco, 1,000 demonstrators descended on the local offices of Sen.

- Hundreds of students took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles chanting "What do we want?"

The teenager began her mission to pressure the Swedish Government to reduce carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. We are not young and naive, we are young and unstoppable, we have our eyes and ears on you, we will not be manipulated.

Some political support was forthcoming for the strikes today.

As NBC Bay Area reports, and as seen on social media, the students carried signs that said "Green New Deal Now" and "Youth vs. Apocalypse", calling on lawmakers to take drastic action to halt the man-made contributors to climate change.

One student, Hannah, was celebrating her 18th birthday.

Organizer of the Victoria event, Antonia Paquin, 21, a second-year student at the University of Victoria, said she is taking the issue personally, since climate change will affect her directly - not just her children or grandchildren.

A minute's silence was held for the victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks. "Because in a sense, it's incredibly courageous not to go to school for once".

"Friday will be a moment of history, but it is only the beginning, what's truly exciting is what comes next!"

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