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First UK youth strike shows massive turnout

An extraordinary day of action on 15 February saw thousands of young people skip school and take to the streets to voice their anger and frustration at the failure of the government and older generations to tackle climate change. In London, thousands gathered in Parliament Square, but soon the crowd started to move, in a spontaneous march up Whitehall (the video above shows just a part of this crowd).

Protests also took place in over 50 other cities and towns across the UK. You can read more in the Guardian, on the BBC, CNN and local media.

On 15 March a global day of school strikes has been called - keep up to date on the UKSCN website, or on Facebook. To get a sense of the global movement so far, there is more information below - more countries will be joining on 15 March, including the US. This extraordinary movement will keep growing.