Students on strike: Crowds turn out for climate march in Brighton

Youth Strike 4 Climate march in Brighton(Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)
Youth Strike 4 Climate march in Brighton(Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Hundreds of schoolchildren and university students from Brighton and Hove have gathered for a march over climate change in the city.

The Youth Strike 4 Climate march in Brighton is part of a coordinated day of national action by young people across the UK.

Youth Strike 4 Climate march in Brighton(Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Youth Strike 4 Climate march in Brighton(Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

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Students from local schools and universities have downed tools and gathered at the Clock Tower ahead of a march through the city this morning (February 15)..

They want the Government to declare a climate emergency, the ‘ecological crisis’ included in the National Curriculum, and for the voting age be lowered to 16.

Youth Strike 4 Climate march in Brighton(Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Youth Strike 4 Climate march in Brighton(Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

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Youth Strike 4 Climate march in Brighton(Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Youth Strike 4 Climate march in Brighton(Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)