Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Perth school students walk out of class in strike on climate change

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Doris Mccormick | 15 March, 2019, 11:23

"There is no doubt about it that there are some people who are filled with rage and sometimes they can see politicians as people they can take that out on", she said.

Among their list of requests, students have asked the government to create a dedicated "Climate Action Officer" and commit to increasing the city's reliance on renewable energy to more than three or four per cent, as outlined in Hong Kong's Climate Action Plan 2030+.

Thousands of students in the United Kingdom are taking part, with strikes in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England.

The only recent similar instance was in 2016, when a protester threw a sex toy at Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce's face during a news conference.

Suzie Brown, from the Australian Parents for Climate Action, says she can't think of a better reason for students to take a day off school.

Everyone is welcome. Everyone is needed.

Six months ago no one knew who Thunberg was when, as a 15-year-old, she camped outside Sweden's parliament next to a hand-written sign: "SCHOOL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE".

Shaw wanted to directly thank the people that came to his aid following the attack as he walked to Parliament yesterday.

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Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai in 2014 became the youngest victor of the prize, at the age of 17.

"In Uganda one needs to be cleared by police before doing any public event of more than 20 people". "We'll do to it our way @GretaThunberg".

Is this the first student protest?

Students were protesting around the globe all with the same goal - to support an worldwide movement for governments to make changes towards preserving the planet.

The National Association of Head Teachers did not support the strikes, saying "nothing is more important than a child's education".

A senior New Zealand government Minister was assaulted in an early-morning street attack on Thursday that left him with a black eye and shook up Wellington's normally laid-back political atmosphere.

Maltese students will be marching from the University of Malta to Valletta, Malta's capital city, to emphasise how they do not want to inherit a land, and indeed world, that has been destroyed and poisoned through humanity's gluttonous greed.

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