#ClimateStrike: Generations come together to protest in Birmingham

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Carter family
The Carter family travelled from Dorridge to join the #ClimateStrike

Families have been joining other protestors in Birmingham to demand the government take urgent action on the climate crisis as part of a worldwide series of climate strikes.

Birmingham Eastside spoke to a number of those taking part, including the Carter Family who travelled into Birmingham City Centre from Dorridge.

“It is essential for all generations to come together, to protect the future,” said Claire Carter, adding: “Affluent countries all need to work together.”

Another family who came to protest together was the Carmichaels from Sparkhill.

Alison Carmichael said that the day was important as it was “essential to make our feelings known together, that there won’t be a future and that time is running out to make a difference.”

 Carmichael family
Travelling from Sparkhill, the Carmichael family

The #ClimateStrike, one of over 5000 events taking place across 156 countries, started and finished in Birmingham’s Victoria Square. Protestors heard talks from Birmingham Youth Strike 4 Climate and Labour MP for Edgbaston, Preet Kaur Gill, who said:

“By working together to harvest the energy and bright ideas and belief, we can — we must — do it”

Crowds gather in Victoria Square
Crowds gather in Victoria Square

Next week world leaders will gather in New York to discuss their global strategy with regard to climate change.

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