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Youth Climate Change Protest In Town Centre

Published on: 12 Apr, 2019
Updated on: 14 Apr, 2019

About 30 young protestors in the High Street called out for more action on climate change.

By Hugh Coakley

Guildford town centre today (April 12, 2019) had a noisy and enthusiastic protest by young people against climate change.

Chanting: “No more coal, no more oil, keep our carbon in the soil!” the protestors marched down the High Street and up North Street, finally congregating outside the steps of Holy Trinity Church.

Many passers-by called out their support with calls of “Good on you!” and “Make sure that you’re heard!”

About 30 people, mostly teenage girls, carrying home-made placards and handwritten posters, formed the march which was organised by Petra Todd, Hattie Twigger-Ross, both 15-years-old and Petra’s sister, Rowan Todd, aged 13.

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test 5 Responses to Youth Climate Change Protest In Town Centre

  1. Fiona Massari Reply

    April 12, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    Thanks for covering this. It’s important to let young people know their voices are being heard.

  2. Zoe Franklin Reply

    April 13, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    My youngest and I went and joined the protest yesterday for a while and I was so impressed by the passion and conviction of the speakers and all the young people present. They are absolutely right that urgent, bold change is needed.

    • John Schluter Reply

      April 15, 2019 at 12:41 am

      Well done Zoe (and youngest). This is probably the largest threat that we have wrought upon ourselves and for far too many people it is either dismissed as irrelevant or ignored. Sadly it will be the ensuing generations who will suffer if we do nothing.

  3. Shirley Wardell Reply

    April 14, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    So proud to see them.

  4. Harry Eve Reply

    April 14, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Thursday 18th. 9pm BBC1 – Climate Change : The Facts.

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