Thousands of young activists to march in Global Climate Strike

The strike has grown to include more than 1,000 locations across the U.S. and 4,500 worldwide, with more than 2,000 scientists pledging to attend as well, organizers said.
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wrongdoing. Thank you very much. The global protest under way. Students and workers all around the world are flooding the streets demanding action on climate change. Maggie Rulli is at a demonstration in London with the latest. Reporter: We're here with thousands of protesters underneath parliament. What is so striking besides the sheer size are the age of people demonstrating. Almost all are student, this group behind me 9 years old. We spoke to a group of 17-year-olds who say they're here today to fight for their future. Now, the goal of this strike and really all these strikes around the world is to send a clear message to world leaders ahead of the U.N. Climate summit happening this week in New York and one of their many demands is to say they want to phase out fossil fuels by 2030 and replace them with renewable energy. Now, another name that we've been hearing time and time again in London this afternoon is we're talking about that famous Swedish activist as just 16 that's become the face of this movement and stepped out of class last year in Sweden for the solo climate strike and now look at what her movement has become. We don't know exact numbers yet, guys but it's looking to be the largest climate protest in our planet's history. Tom. All right, Maggie Rulli for us, thank you for that.

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