Theresa May criticises children protesting against climate change
Martine Berg Olsen Friday 15 Feb 2019 4:16 pm
Theresa May has slammed the ‘disruption’ caused by children protesting against climate change across the UK today.
Thousands of primary, secondary school and university students walked out of class on Friday morning to challenge the ‘alarming lack of Government leadership’ and to demand the prime minister to declare a climate emergency.
However, following peaceful marches outside Parliament in London, some of the protesters were seen drinking alcohol and climbing on top of traffic lights around Westminster.
Students could be seen climbing on top of bus stops (Picture: Wheatley/WENN)
Youth Strike 4 Climate protesters outside Bristol City Hall on College Green
(Picture: Simon Chapman/LNP) Others climbed into the window arches of buildings on the corner of Parliament Street and Great George Street singing ‘save our planet’
(Picture: Gavin rodgers/Pixel8000) School leaders and education secretary Damian Hinds have warned students they should not miss lessons to take part in the strikes
(Picture: Gavin Rodgers/Pixel8000)
May’s spokesperson said: ‘Everybody wants young people to be engaged in the issues that affect them most so that we can build a brighter future for all of us. Ukip deputy Mike Hookem quits to run for party leader ‘But it is important to emphasise that disruption increases teacher’s workloads and wastes lesson time that teachers have carefully prepared for. ‘That time is crucial for young people precisely so that they can develop into the top scientists, engineers and advocates that we need to help tackle this problem.’ Police have begun moving some of the protesters sitting in the road, but many groups remain. Protesters stopped traffic for hours
(Picture: Gavin Rodgers/Pixel8000) Protesters hung signs on statues
(Picture: Reuters) Thousands missed their lessons today to take part in the protest
(Picture: EPA) A student from the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement climbs onto an undergound sign (Picture: PA)
Officers also continued to form a human wall around the north-eastern square trying to keep the Some young protesters could be seen climbing on top of traffic lights around Parliament Square waving banners and placard. Some scaled the statues in the square, including the one of Sir Winston Churchill, while placards were hung from the statue of David Lloyd George, with one reading: ‘You can have capitalism or you can have the planet.’ Others ripped up homemade signs, chanting ‘f*** Theresa May’. One man climbed on top of a double-decker bus
(Picture: PA) Schoolchildren and students have demanded the prime minister to take action
(Picture: Getty Images) Some young protesters climbed to the top of traffic lights around Parliament Square bearing banners and placards (Picture: PA) Police have begun moving some of the protesters sitting in the road, but many groups remain
(Picture: PA) However, a student could be heard speaking over a loudspeaker saying that ‘violence’ was unnecessary, pleading with the crowd to keep the protest peaceful. The girl told the crowd: ‘If we’re angry and promote violence, that’s not going to help us. We need positivity.’ The protest spilled out of Parliament Square and up Parliament Street and to Downing Street. Others climbed into the window arches of buildings on the corner of Parliament Street and Great George Street singing ‘save our planet’. Children could be seen picking up rubbish following the marches.
The national protest, called ‘Youth Strike 4 Climate’, is being led by a coalition of campaigners, and has led to many pupils missing lessons. School leaders and education secretary Damian Hinds have warned students they should not miss lessons to take part in the strikes. Mr Hinds said: ‘I want young people to be engaged in key issues affecting them and involving themselves in causes they care about. ‘But let me be clear, missing class won’t do a thing to help the environment; all they will do is create extra work for teachers.’
However, Caroline Lucas said children missing school to campaign for action to tackle climate change should be allowed to do so because of ‘exceptional circumstances’.
The only Green Party MP, said she was ‘feeling quite emotional’ following the ‘incredible turnout’ in Brighton. Sharing pictures of the event on Twitter, she wrote: ‘This is most hopeful thing that’s happened in years. ‘Exciting thing is positive policies like #GreenNewDeal are taking off too. ‘We can win this fight for a safer, fairer future.’
WHO and WHAT is behind it all ? : >
The bottom line is for the people to regain their original, moral principles, which have intentionally been watered out over the past generations by our press, TV, and other media owned by the Illuminati/Bilderberger Group, corrupting our morals by making misbehavior acceptable to our society. Only in this way shall we conquer this oncoming wave of evil.
The global elite must be desperate using children to convey their lies. What do children know about government leadership? No doubt George Soros Foundations behind this scam. Nothing is too low for them, pushing their NWO.
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