In August 2018, Greta Thunberg sat outside Swedish parliament with a sign reading “school strike for climate.” It was her first Friday walking out of school for climate action, and she made a weekly routine out of it.
“I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire.” – Greta Thunberg
In a year, she created history. In over 150 countries, people stepped up to support young climate strikers who demanded an end to the age of fossil fuels. Young people have woken up much of the world with their powerful Fridays For Future school strikes for the climate. On September 20th, millions of adults joined the young in a huge wave all over the world.
Around 500 people from Chelmsford participated in the Climate Strike including:
Students from Plume, Cathedral School, John Payne, Chelmer Valley, Danbury Park, Sandon School, Boswells, Moulsham, Chelmsford County High, Home educated kids, Maldon Primary School, Undergraduates from Anglia Ruskin University and others.
Citizens of Chelmsford marched through the high street along with the youngsters.
Groups including XR Chelmsford, Greenpeace, Oxfam, Fire Brigades Union, Unison, Chelmsford & District Trade Union Council, Amnesty International
A group of Chelmsford City Councillors – Keith Bentley, Stephen Robinson, Marie Goldman, Jeremy Lager, Tom Willis, Rose Moore and local Labour Party members.
Media plays a very important role to convey the truth about climate and ecological emergency we are facing today to the public. We thank BBC One and Heart News East for their coverage of the peaceful strike in Chelmsford and also take this opportunity to condemn any other media who tried to falsify the facts for mere clicks in social media.