Global climate strikes begin, millions expected to take part

Millions of people across the world are expected to take part in climate strikes.

The strikes, inspired by teenage activist Greta Thunberg will see

children coming out of school and adults leaving work to take to the streets to demand action on climate collapse.

They have already begun in Australia with Greta Tweeting:

“Incredible pictures as Australia’s gathering for the #climatestrike.
“This is the huge crowd building up in Sydney. Australia is setting the standard!
“Its bedtime in New York...so please share as many pictures as you can as the strikes move across Asia to Europe and Africa!”

Crowds in Sydney are estimates to have reached over 80,000 people.

Workers from Amazon and Microsoft in the US have said they plan to take part while the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the UK has encourage members to participate.

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