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In pictures: London on #ClimateStrike

By Jess Phillips
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Last Friday the world united to save the planet. 

Children skipped school and employees called in sick to demonstrate on London’s streets. And they were angry

Why? Because the planet is literally dying. Right now, the Amazon rainforest is burning, the ice caps are melting and toxic air is slowly killing us all.

If that’s not bad enough, the UN estimates that we could have less than 11 years to limit a climate-change catastrophe.

That’s where the kids come in.

In August 2018, 15-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg took time off school to demonstrate outside the Swedish parliament. One year on, over 4 million people worldwide joined her crusade and took part in the global climate strike.

Here in London, over 100,000 of you raised your David Attenborough and Paris Hilton placards and joined the resistance. 

These are your best bits.

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• Where you at one of the Global Climate Strikes today??🌍🤒🥵🌬️🌊🌫️ . I went to the strike in Westminster and the atmosphere was amazing, full of very creative banners and people of all ages and nationalities demonstrating for Climate Justice. 🌱 . I didn't carry a banner because I wanted to capture the moment. These are some of my favourite pictures. Let's Save Mother Earth, Together... 💚 . . . #globalclimatestrike #globalwarmingisreal #thisislondon #fridaysforfuture #reverseclimatechange #cambioclimatico #climatestrikelondon #savetheearth #savetheocean #savemotherearth #gretathunberg #timeoutlondon #bbcbritain #mylondonphoto #uk_shooters #londonist #greenpeace #nationalgeographic #theindependentphoto #theguardian #mylondon #mytinyatlaslondon #london4all #extinctionisforever #climatejustice #climateaction #extinctionrebellion #thereisnoplanetb #schoolstrike4climate #youthstrike4climate

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All ages spoke out together with one message. My favourite from today was George and Marian 😍

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With my fav activist @rachelseoighe

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If you missed the #climatestrike on Friday make sure you come down to the one on the 27th 🌍 🙌

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Be part of the SOLUTION not part of the pollution 💚 Empowering & inspiring day at the @globalclimatestrike

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Easily the most powerful placard of the day #climatestrike #climatechangeisreal #climatechange #extinctionrebellion

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hot girl summer doesn't have to end when we are destroying the planet !! :P

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