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Thousands of school and university students took part in the global climate strike in London today.

Students took part in the Fridays for Future movement initiated by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg to call for urgent action in tackling climate change.

The event was organised by the UK Schools Climate Network (UKSCN) and started at 11 pm.

Many of the students said they were fed up of the Tories and wanted reform.

Anna, 19, said, “I want the government to wake up and to give a f***. This election should be a climate election.”

A similar mood was present amongst strikers as chants of “Where the f*** is the government?” swept through the crowd, alongside, “Revolution”, “F*** Boris” and “Tory scum.”

Stephanie, 17, travelled from Surrey with a homemade placard. She said, “We don’t empty promises from the government. We demand serious action.”

The protest in the capital was one of over a hundred in the UK according to UKSCN. 

The students later joined up with UCU strikers in solidarity.

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