Schoolchildren across the UK have gone on strike as part of a global campaign calling for action over climate change. Students around the country walked out of school to call on the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem.
“Save our planet” was the message chanted by thousands of people gathered in Parliament Square in London. Organisers Youth Strike 4 Climate said protests were taking place in more than 60 towns and cities across the UK.
The action is part of a much wider global movement, known as Schools 4 Climate Action.