Bradford Schoolkids To Walk Out Over Climate Change

Schoolchildren across Bradford are walking out today to demand politicians take urgent action to stop climate change.

Schoolchildren across Bradford are walking out today to demand politicians take urgent action to stop climate change.

They will gather on the steps of City Hall at 11am, with the demonstration being led by young people, after their first coordinated strike last month.

11-year-old Zufashan says “I am striking because world leaders need to take action on climate change. In twelve years our damage will be irreversible, so, it is now or never.”

“I have spoken to my head teacher and she said, “I think that’s a great idea do it for the good of the planet and humanity”. I am striking to raise awareness on climate change. I hope this little note will change your mind as this is something crucial you would listen to me if you care about the future.”

The worldwide movement started in August last year when Greta Thunberg, aged 15, held a protest by herself outside Swedish parliament.

Up to 70,000 schoolchildren hold protests weekly in 270 cities and towns worldwide.

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