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Climate Protests in Scarborough And Whitby

Published by Yorkshire Coast Radio News at 8:15am 20th September 2019. (Updated at 11:59am 20th September 2019)

Demonstrations are planned today in Scarborough and Whitby to draw attention to climate change.

Young people and climate activists are calling on adults to join them - as part of a massive global day of action.

There are rallies at noon- outside the Brunswick Centre in Scarborough and Whitby's bandstand.

Kim Hunter is part of the Strike For The Climate Organising Group involved in the Scarborough protest.

She explains what's planned.

It's all part of The Global Climate Strike, which is taking place across the UK.

Student-led demonstrations are taking place across the globe and this time adults have been asked to join in. Organisers say it's to demand our leaders act to save our future.

The Scarborough event starts at 11.30am at the clock tower (now Bed King) by Falsgrave lights. There's a short march to the town centre midday rally (family-friendly, with activities and speeches) outside the Brunswick Centre.

There's also the Whitby People's (students and adults) Climate Change March.

Those interested are meeting at Langbourne Road (near the Co-op) at 11.30am then march down to the bandstand where a few people will speak, a sign competition will be held and there will be an 'open mic' for people to have their say.

Meanwhile, a tree is set to be planted in Bridlington later, marking Climate Emergency Day. 

The event is being hosted by the Town Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

It will be at Jubilee Woods at 2.30pm

Both authorities say they will be planting more trees in the future, but this particular one is to mark Climate Emergency Day.

Comments

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zara, on 20th September 2019 8:59am
another half day for the kids then?? shame they do not put as much effort in to school/college
Fileyman, on 20th September 2019 1:16pm
How many kids will jump into there parents polluting cars to go home and then plug in there mobiles to charge with electric that has to come from somewhere.

And how many kids will be flying out on polluting aircraft for there foreign holiday.

And those moaning about using coal need to talk to ex miners where communities were split in two over the miners strike.

Or,

Ask your parents why there are objections everytime somebody wants to build a windfarm.

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