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Italy: Protesters hit the streets of Venice for climate strike

Italy, Venice
September 27, 2019 at 14:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Students and schoolchildren marched through the streets of Venice on Friday to demand action from governments on tackling climate change. The youth-led strike is part of the environmental protests taking place across the globe for a second week in a row.

The Italian Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti wrote on Facebook that he invites students and their families to participate in the strike in his country, since it is their futures at stake.

As protesters marched through Venice, police were seen guarding outlets including a United Colours of Benetton store and a McDonald's restaurant.

The global protests were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who spoke to world leaders this week at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.

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Students and schoolchildren marched through the streets of Venice on Friday to demand action from governments on tackling climate change. The youth-led strike is part of the environmental protests taking place across the globe for a second week in a row.

The Italian Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti wrote on Facebook that he invites students and their families to participate in the strike in his country, since it is their futures at stake.

As protesters marched through Venice, police were seen guarding outlets including a United Colours of Benetton store and a McDonald's restaurant.

The global protests were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who spoke to world leaders this week at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.

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