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« on: February 17, 2019, 01:19:38 am »

LONDON — The year 2100 may be inconceivable to today’s lawmakers, but for children it’s a date within their lifetimes that is fueling anger and anxiety.

Thousands of children chanting “Save our planet!” descended on Parliament Square in London Friday as part of a school strike movement that has swept across Europe in recent months to demand action on climate change.

Demonstrators, many in their school uniforms, skipped class and are refusing to take exams, hoping to gain the attention of political leaders.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-k-children-walk-out-classrooms-demand-action-climate-change-n971486
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 02:42:36 am »

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A 10-year old political activist is probably like a vegan cat. They probably aren't the ones making the decisions here.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2019, 12:09:12 pm »

A cursory glance at the pictures would indicate that UK (white) girls walk out of class to hold up signs depicting a variety of grievances they (are instructed to) have based on a narrative provided to them online.

One girl held a sign that said “I should be worrying about GCSEs not the planet”...indeed she should read her sign and follow the instructions.

This is basically the teabagger movement of the Trump era.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 02:19:24 pm »

McDonald's and Burger King had an amazing day after a similar protest of "truants" in The Hague - who were usually encouraged to take part in the protest by their schools.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2019, 02:30:26 pm »

Lazy kids. Doing nothing

(This happens)

No not that

(Gun thing happens in America)

Or that
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