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In Pictures: Children take to the streets to voice climate change concerns

A poll ahead of the walkouts suggests a majority of the British public support UK students who first ditched lessons on February 15.

Students take part in a global school strike for climate change in Parliament Square (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Students take part in a global school strike for climate change in Parliament Square (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Students have joined school strikes around the world demanding that politicians take urgent action on climate change.

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Students take part in a global school strike for climate change outside the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, as protests are planned in 100 towns and cities in the UK.

In the UK, walkouts have taken place in more than 100 towns and cities, driven by what students say is “an alarming lack of government leadership on climate action”.

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Students take part in a global school strike for climate change in Canterbury, Kent, as protests are planned in 100 towns and cities in the UK.

The global day of action has been inspired by teenager Greta Thunberg, who protests every Friday outside Sweden’s parliament to urge leaders to tackle climate change.

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Parliament Square in London was packed (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

A poll ahead of the walkouts suggests a majority of the British public support UK students who first ditched lessons and lectures for demonstrations on February 15 to call for greater climate action.

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Students take part in a global school strike for climate change in Parliament Square, London, as protests are planned in 100 towns and cities in the UK.
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Students take part in a global school strike for climate change in Parliament Square, London, as protests are planned in 100 towns and cities in the UK.

The climate change protests were taking place across the globe.

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A woman takes part in a march during a demonstration to call for strengthened measures against global warming in Tokyo Friday, March 15, 2019. Students worldwide are skipping class Friday to take to the streets to protest their governments’ failure to take sufficient action against global warming. (Jun Hirata/Kyodo News via AP)
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Students take part in a protest against climate change, in Aarhus, Denmark, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in cities worldwide skipped classes Friday in protest over their governments’ failure to act against global warming. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
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Students and activists hold slogans as they join a demonstration to call for strengthened measures against global warming in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Friday, March 15, 2019. The group joins others worldwide as they protest their governments’ failure to take sufficient action against global warming. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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Students gather in protest to demand action on climate change, in Rome, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students worldwide are skipping class Friday to take to the streets to protest their governments’ failure to take sufficient action against global warming.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Students participate in a climate protest, at Stortorget in Lund, Sweden, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students worldwide skipped classes Friday to take to the streets to protest their governments’ failure to take sufficient action against global warming. (Johan Nilsson /TT News Agency via AP)
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Students in Cape Town, South Africa take part in a protest, Friday, March 15, 2019 as part of a global student strike against government inaction on climate change. Students in cities worldwide skipped classes to protest their governments’ failure to act against global warming. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
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High school students demonstrate in Paris, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students worldwide are skipping class Friday to take to the streets to protest their governments’ failure to take sufficient action against global warming. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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