Students strike for climate change

A group of students who took to the streets of Enniskillen in a bid to raise awareness about climate change and have written a letter outlining the reasons behind their strike action.
Students Hannah Hall, Raphaelle McCanny, Meabh Mackin and Nuala McLaughlin were among those who joined the Youth Strike 4 Climate Change which took place at the Diamond, Enniskillen recently.
Writing on behalf of the group of students the girls said, “The strike at the Diamond was part of the international series of strikes started by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg in Sweden.”
Over seventy strikes took place simultaneously across the United Kingdom, as school children and university students took to the streets demanding government action to combat climate change. 
“We hope that these protests will prompt the government to declare a climate emergency and implement a Green New Deal. We believe that within our democracy young people are often left voiceless, however, through striking we hope that politicians will recognise our frustration and understand the urgency in which we need to protect our planet.”
The students also thanked those who came out in support for the strike, especially the enthusiastic members of the Green Party. 
“We are also grateful to the members of the local community who gave us a positive reception. Our petition in favour of declaring a climate emergency received 333 signatures in just three hours, demonstrating strong local support for ending climate change.”
They added that they hoped their action had inspired locals to do their bit to combat climate change. 
“We realise that ending climate change may seem impossible, however, if our whole community comes together, we can create a tangible impact. 
“Together we can preserve Fermanagh’s beautiful natural scenery and safeguard our world for future generations.”

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