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Millions across the world take part in youth-led climate strike

MILLIONS across the world took part in yesterday’s climate strike, organised by schoolchildren concerned over the future impact of an environmental crisis.

Activist Great Thunberg, who founded the global movement, was set to address huge crowds in New York where 1.1 million kids were given the day off school to participate.

Record numbers were seen in Sydney, Australia, as countries including China, India, Greece, Indonesia, Turkey and Nigeria took part, with organisers estimating protests took place in 4,500 locations.

In Afghanistan around 100 people joined a climate march in the capital Kabul while protected from potential Taliban attacks by the armed forces.

Protests were banned between September 17-30 in Kyrgyzstan with vague reasons given, including the potential for LGBT people to join a planned march in the capital Bishkek.

Armenian activists gave the government a deadline of yesterday to revoke a permit to construct the controversial Amulsar gold mine.

They warned it will cause huge environmental damage, including poisoning the water supply.

Failure to comply will lead to a campaign of civil disobedience, the Armenian Environmental Front said.

Today will see young leaders and activists from around the world, including Greta Thurnberg, gather at the UN’s Youth Climate Summit in New York.


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