‘We don’t want to move to Mars’: Young climate activists strike in Lincoln

Climate change protestors, including school pupils and members of Extinction Rebellion Lincolnshire, held a climate strike in Lincoln city centre on Friday.

As previously reported, the demonstration at the War Memorial on Lincoln High Street, which is part of a global strike, marked over a year of action.

Lincoln’s young climate crisis protestors were supported by members of Extinction Rebellion Lincolnshire and the Lincoln Green Party.

Climate change protestors, including school pupils and members of Extinction Rebellion, held a climate strike on February 14. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

Local councils and authorities were previously called on to declare a climate emergency. At first there was opposition, but the City of Lincoln Council and the University of Lincoln both later declared a climate emergency.

Lincolnshire County Council previously rejected a motion to declare an emergency, but said it would drastically reduce its carbon emissions over the next 30 years.

Sophie Samways, 15, who is home schooled, was among those taking part in the protest and she told The Lincolnite: “We want to fight to save the planet, not just for humans but for all the animals and everything on the earth because it’s our home and we don’t want to abandon it.”

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