Climate Action

Thousands of UK students strike over climate change

Following in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg, school children across the UK have gone on strike for climate change.

  • 15 February 2019
  • Rachel Cooper

Following in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg, school children across the UK have gone on strike for climate change.

More than 8 million students are expected to attend the strike to demand action from the Government.

Greta Thunberg, 16 year-old Swedish Student, started the strike movement last year in her home country. Today, children from across the world are striking for a better future.

Caroline Lucas, member of the Green Party, also took to twitter to express her support for the movement.

This follows a strike in Belgium last month where 35,000 students took to the streets to demands justice, doubling the crowds that marched through the capital the week before.

A new initiative called ‘Fridays for Future’ has been introduced, this will mean that students will strike every Friday until the government respond with an appropriate action.

Photograph: Greenpeace