Source: Desmog UK
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Millions of people across the world took to the streets in a global climate strike today to protest the climate crisis and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.
In London’s Parliament Square, thousands of children and adults gathered to protest the government’s lack of action on the climate crisis.
“This is happening to my generation, and I’m not going to sit here and watch the world burn,” said 15-year-old Elizabeth Marriott, who was on her first school strike. “I needed to add my voice to this.”
Sophie, her 16-year-old friend, agreed. “We need everyone in this,” Sophie said. “Even our school encouraged us to go.”
Elizabeth and Sophie are not alone, with strikes taking place in more than 150 countries today, supported by organisations such as Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and Extinction Rebellion.