February 13, 2020 10.00 am This story is over

Youths to host climate strike a year on from first Lincoln demo

They will mark the occasion with another climate strike this week

Lincoln’s young climate crisis protesters will mark over a year of action by demonstrating on the High Street.

The local students first skipped school to protest at the start of March last year, and will be back out again on Friday, February 14.

It will be part of a global strike, with the Lincoln demonstration being held at the War Memorial on the High Street from 11am to 2pm.

They will be supported by Extinction Rebellion and the Lincoln Green Party, who warned ahead of the event about a “bleak future” for young people.

Last June, the students told The Lincolnite that they will demonstrate for years to come until their demands are met.

The group previously called on all of the local councils and local authorites to declare a climate emergency.

At first there was opposition, but the City of Lincoln Council and the University of Lincoln have now both declared a climate emergency.

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

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