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More than 1.4 million students took to the streets in more than 300 cities around the world in protest at global inaction on climate change. Inspired by the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, whose solo demonstration outside the parliament in Stockholm began in August 2018, the “school strike” movement has snowballed over the past few months to take in cities from Europe to Australasia.

“In India, no one talks about climate change. You don’t see it on the news or in the papers or hear about it from government,” said Vidit Baya, a 17-year-old activist from Udaipur, India, where students in 15 cities participated in the strikes. “We want global leaders to declare a climate emergency. If we don’t act today, then we will have no tomorrow” .

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