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  • What do we want? Justice!

  • When do we want it? Now!

  • Tens of thousands of students in cities around the world skipped school on March 15th to urge the adults in their lives to do something about climate change.

  • What do we want? Change!

  • [indistinct talking]

  • Hey-hey, ho-ho, climate change has got to go!

  • Hey-hey, ho-ho.

  • [cheers and applause]

  • From Berlin to Washington, D.C., and beyond.

  • Hoards of young people took to the streets, warning about the perils of ignoring environmental issues.

  • In several languages, their signs proclaimed "there's no planet B", a phrase used by French President Emmanuel Macron while speaking to members of Congress about the Paris climate accords last April.

  • The movement behind the protests began with one Swedish teen, Greta Thunberg, who protested on her own before sparking these far-reaching demonstrations.

  • Adults attended the rallies.

  • But the people who organized and led the marches? Those were high schoolers.

  • [crowd chanting, drumming]

What do we want? Justice!

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Onesies, bubbles and an inflatable dinosaur: Thousands of teens protest climate change worldwide

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    April Lu posted on 2019/03/31
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