Children block North Street in protest over climate change in Brighton

Children getting ready to march over climate change in Brighton
Children getting ready to march over climate change in Brighton

Children in Brighton and Hove have blocked North Street, Brighton, in a protest calling on the Government to take action on climate change.

Buses are being diverted via West Street and Queens Road while the protest takes place.

Hundreds gathered outside Churchill Square this morning (April 12) ahead of the latest Youth Strike 4 Climate march.

It is the third such march in the city this year.

This morning, children were seen staging a 'sit in' in North Street, Brighton − which was named among the most polluted roads in the country earlier this year.

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This Brighton street is among the worst in the country for air pollution

At 11.50pm, Brighton and Hove Buses said: "North Street in Brighton is currently blocked by a protest march."

Schoolchildren in the city also walked out of their schools on Friday February 15 and on March 15.

For more on the national movement, visit: ukscn.org/ys4c