Students from Cumbria will be among the young people from 150 cities around the world going on strike on Friday 15 March, demanding urgent action on climate change. It’s the latest in a series of protests by young people since last summer, begun by the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg.

Next month’s protest is expected to be the biggest mobilisation of young people so far. Students from 150 cities are taking part, with university students now also starting to join their high-school counterparts.

Youth Strike 4 Climate – Carlisle

A group of young people from the Carlisle area have organised a demonstration at Carlisle Market Cross on Friday 15 March, from 11am to 2pm. The demonstration aims “to pressure the people in power to do something about this climate emergency”.

“We welcome any young people who would like to join us in our fight,” a representative of the group said. “Bring placards, banners, face paint, megaphones, enthusiasm, friends!”

Find out more about the demonstration (Facebook)

Banner making

The group is hosting a banner-making session in preparation for the demonstration. “We are going to be at Carlisle market place on Saturday the 2nd of March from 10 to 4pm making banners, badges and plans to save the world. Please join us and bring your friends along!”

Find out more about the banner-making session (Facebook)

Know of other activities?

If you’re aware of other demonstrations or activities by young people, please let us know. It will help us to keep up to date with what’s happening around the county, and we can also help spread the word on our social media.

Background to the youth protests

Read more about the school climate change protests (Guardian article) >>