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‘This isn’t something you can avoid, this is serious’: Londoners join climate strike

Protesters gathered outside London City Hall and flooded into the streets to demand all countries to step up actions to fight climate change. Sawyer Bogdan / 980 CFPL

Hundreds of Londoners participated in a mass global movement, calling on all countries to step up actions to fight climate change.

For the second week in a row protesters gathered outside City Hall and flooded into the streets to demand all levels of government pay attention.

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Last week hundreds of thousands of youth went on strike from school to protest climate change including in London Ont.

Audrey Hayden, a student at H. B. Beal Secondary School said it was amazing seeing so many people out at both strikes but adds that was just the start of it.

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“We were really just getting started and getting the message out that we are not just a bunch of teenagers with a dream,” said Hayden.

“This isn’t something you can avoid, this is serious and we are showing we are serious.”

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There were upwards of 350 Londoners demonstrating Friday.

“It’s our future and I think it’s important. What we are doing now matters and it impacts our future, our kid’s future, and future generations,” said Laura Mantz, a student at Western University.

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London was one of an estimated 140 cities across Canada holding protests today.

The global movement was spearheaded by 16-year-old Swedish teen Greta Thunberg who started taking time off school last year to demonstrate outside of Swedish parliament.

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