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Jeremy Corbyn thanks children for skipping lessons to join Global Climate Strike


Added 09-20-19 03:36:02pm EST - “The Labour leader (pictured) was greeted by huge cheers and cries of 'oh, Jeremy Corbyn' as he addressed thousands of demonstrators near the Houses of Parliament.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Corbyn thanks children for skipping lessons to join Climate Strike”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Jeremy Corbyn has heaped praise on schoolchildren and college students who skipped lessons and lectures to join the largest worldwide climate protest in history as eco-activists took over London today.

Activists, many of whom carried Extinction Rebellion flags and banners, descended on the capital as the Global Strike 4 Climate Change movement kicked off in the UK to coincide with protests all over the planet.

The Metropolitan Police said two people had been arrested in the Strand for breaching conditions imposed on the protesters which dictate they must gather in a specific place in Westminster, central London. 

Schoolchildren, many of them dressed in their uniforms, joined in on more than 200 different climate events in Britain after they were urged to walk out of classes throughout Friday.

Politicians have been split on whether or not pupils should be skipping lessons to attend the climate protests, with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and mayor Sadiq Khan among those to commend young demonstrators.

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