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activists block the road outside victoria beckham’s london fashion week show

Climate protesters disrupt London fashion week by blocking roads

Extinction Rebellion calls for British Fashion Council to declare climate emergency — Protesters from the environmental action group Extinction Rebellion disrupted the third day of London fashion week, forming human blockades on roads around event venues to highlight the spiralling throwaway culture in the UK’s clothing market and to urge the British Fashion Council (BFC) …

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School pupils call for radical climate action in UK-wide strike

Thousands of young people walk out of lessons in protest at political inaction over crisis — Thousands of schoolchildren and young people have walked out of classes to join a UK-wide climate strike amid growing anger at the failure of politicians to tackle the escalating ecological crisis. Organisers said more than 10,000 young people in …

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greta thunberg strikes outside the swedish parliament

‘The beginning of great change’: Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes

The 16-year-old’s lone protest last summer has morphed into a powerful global movement challenging politicians to act — Greta Thunberg is hopeful the student climate strike on Friday can bring about positive change, as young people in more and more countries join the protest movement she started last summer as a lone campaigner outside the …

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thousands of pupils in the uk are expected to skip lessons in the nationwide strike

Headteachers in a bind as pupils prepare to go on UK climate strike

Unions urge pupils not to walk out of class but some schools may adopt relaxed attitude — School leaders are having to wrestle with their consciences over pupils joining the nationwide climate strike to be held on Friday afternoon, caught between their duties as teachers and instincts as educators. Thousands of the more than 8 …

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Academics back UK schools’ climate change strikes

More than 200 sign letter to the Guardian saying pupils right to be angry at inaction — More than 200 academics have voiced their support for this week’s school climate strikes, in which thousands of young people are expected to take to the streets in towns and cities across the UK. The academics, including almost …

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students protest for a climate-friendly policy in frankfurt, germany

School climate strike children’s brave stand has our support

We are inspired that our children, spurred on by the noble actions of Greta Thunberg and other striking students, are making their voices heard, say 224 academics — We, the undersigned academics, stand in solidarity with the children going on school climate strike on 15 February, and with all those taking a stand for the …

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students protest for climate action during a ‘fridays for future’ school strike in magdeburg, germany

UK pupils to join global strike over climate change crisis

Thousands of pupils to walk out of lessons amid growing concern over global warming — The school climate strikes that have led to tens of thousands of young people taking to the streets around the world over recent months are poised to arrive in the UK next Friday. Thousands of pupils are expected to walk …

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holly gillibrand has spent the past five fridays on strike outside her school in fort william

‘I feel very angry’: the 13-year-old on school strike for climate action

Holly Gillibrand is skipping class to join pupils around the world in pushing for urgent measures — Until recently, Holly Gillibrand was like any other schoolchild, keen on the outdoors, football and rock climbing, inspired by the stunning surroundings of her secondary school at the foot of Ben Nevis. But for the past five Fridays, …

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