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Cornish students hold THIRD protest over climate change

Cornish students hold THIRD protest over climate change

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:45am 12th April 2019.

School children from across Cornwall are staging a third strike over climate change.

Students from Truro and Penwith College are protesting outside County Hall on Friday.

They are calling for more action to be taken to tackle the problem as part of the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement.

It comes after two similar protests which sparked Cornwall Council to issue a message to parents.

On the event page on Facebook, it says: "We are choosing to rise up and take direct action where older generations have failed.

"We are already facing devastating and irreversible impacts around the world.

"This is our final chance to fight for our futures, and our ages will not be what stop us.

"On the 12th April, students and young people will strike from school to demand action on the climate catastrophe.

"We are waking up to a reality where we can no longer choose to ignore this issue: we must stand up and fight for our future or face an uninhabitable planet.

"Once more we will congregate outside County Hall where we will make our voices heard."

Youth Strike 4 Climate

One of the youngsters taking part is 17-year-old Jessica Clements from Truro and Penwith College.

She told Pirate FM: "We are still educating the public on the necessity to act against the climate crisis.

"And also educating people on how individually and within their communities they can help to combat this crisis in the meantime.

"As young people, with most of our life ahead of us in the future rather than int he past, we feel like we have the biggest stakes in this and the government is still not listening to our concerns."

Jessica Clements, student

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