15/03/2019

Students Protest Climate Change In Dublin & Cork

Students in Ireland and across the world are taking part in school strikes today, Friday 15 March, to demand immediate action on climate change.

Marches will be held in Dublin and Cork, with local action also planned for school gates across the country.

Events are also being staged in more than 100 countries, under the hashtags #FridaysforFuture, #ClimateStrike and #SchoolsStrike4Climate.

The movement began in August 2018 after Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg sat outside the Swedish Parliament every day for three weeks to protest the lack of action on the climate crisis. She later decided to continue striking every Friday until the Swedish policies changed.

The hashtags spread and prompted many students worldwide to protest outside their parliament and local city hall buildings.



(JG/CM)

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