Students Worldwide Skip Class to Demand Action on Climate
The rallies are expected to be one of the biggest international actions yet.
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BERLIN (AP) — They’re angry at their elders, and they’re not taking it sitting down. Students worldwide are planning to skip class Friday and take to the streets to protest their governments’ failure to take sufficient action against global warming. The coordinated ‘school strike’ was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year. Since then, the weekly protests have snowballed from a handful of cities…