Youth Strike 4 Climate: London

The #YouthStrike4Climate global day of action on March 15 could be a game changer. With school student strikes in 2099 different towns and cities in 123 different countries, things have come a very long way since Greta Thunberg walked out of school demanding urgent action over climate change just three months ago.

In London, around 20,000 students descended on central London and ran the police ragged, breaking through police lines near Buckingham Palace, and joining Extinction Rebellion youth to block Westminster Bridge. Militant, joyful and determined, the school students are literally fighting for their lives – and on this evidence, look well capable of changing the future.