SCHOOL children from Oxford are planning to take part in a 'global general strike' over climate, as young environmental activism ramps up.

Local pupils are set to demonstrate again on Friday, July 19, in the latest in a series of walkouts attempting to draw attention to the climate crisis - and have vowed to continue until the government takes action.

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But it is the September 20 'strike', calling on adults to join students, which is drawing more attention.

Oxford Youth Climate Action organiser Emma 'EJ' Fawcett said: "It's time to show that it’s not just school children who will fight to survive."

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She added that next week's event is not a strike for many since it is during school holidays, but said they 'want to show the world that we care' regardless, and went on: "Climate change will end life as we know it and people need to wake up, humans are endangered too.

"Declaring a climate emergency is not enough, we won’t stop striking until the government follows through with action."

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Thousands of school students have come to Bonn Square during five demonstrations that have become a monthly fixture in Oxford since February, when a global movement among young people – sparked by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg – first hit the city.

Oxford Mail:

Previous events have seen thousands of primary, junior, secondary, college, university students and parents and teachers on the streets, armed with placards and slogans.

A similar demonstration is also planned for August 16.