Environmental protestors took over the centre of Shrewsbury on Friday morning as part of a global “Earth Strike” to highlight the growing Climate Emergency.
The strike was called by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and drew students, parents and workers to Shrewsbury’s historic market square for speeches, music and a massive picnic on Pride Hill.
Even Greta was in Shrewsbury….
And what were tomorrows voters asking?
“I am scared for the future of my friends and peers, both here in Shrewsbury and around the world.
“I am scared because our governments and those chosen to represent us are not doing enough to combat this crisis.
“We are all united in fighting for the same cause and together we can save the planet.
And where was our MP? …
….visiting ‘Little climate change protestors at Coleham Primary School’.
Each of the 420 children wrote their own letter to Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski with their ideas for change, and Mr Kawczynski attended the school personally to collect the letters and speak to the children.
Mr Kawczynski said: “I am pleased to see that our younger generation are taking an interest in these important matters. I wanted to come to Coleham Primary School today to personally accept their letters to me and to show that I share their concerns on climate change.”
Lets end the post with a quote from Greta Thunberg:
Over 4 million on #ClimateStrike today. In 163 countries. And counting… If you belong to the small number of people who feel threatened by us, then we we have some very bad news for you: This is just the beginning. Change is coming – like it or not.https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1175198609660399617