Climate change protests across Derbyshire

Matlock school climate strike.
Matlock school climate strike.

School climate strikers staged their biggest demonstration yet today, joining a day of global action.

Young people from schools across Derbyshire turned out in their hundreds today to call for action from local and national government to tackle the climate crisis.

Matlock school climate strike.

Matlock school climate strike.

There were protests in Chesterfield Belper, Buxton and Matlock.

In Matlock protestors gathered at Crown Square then marched to County Hall.

Organiser Emily Bush said: "It was absolutely brilliant today, we had over 200 people there. There was a mix of students and adults and very young children as well.

There was a rally at Crown Square for a couple of hours followed by a march around Matlock to the Town Hall where they had a sit-in in the foyer.

Matlock school climate strike. Molly and Erin Gorman.

Matlock school climate strike. Molly and Erin Gorman.

Emily added: "We are trying to raise awareness of climate change with the general public and to get a sense of urgency across that we are in a state of emergency and we need to take action now.

"We are demanding that national and local government take action now to reduce greenhouse emissions and make the local environment a better place.

"We will definitely be having further demonstrations."

The group can be contacted by email on matlock4climate@gmail.com

Matlock school climate strike. Pupils and Parents from Wirksworth and Brassington schools.

Matlock school climate strike. Pupils and Parents from Wirksworth and Brassington schools.

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Matlock school climate strike.

Matlock school climate strike.

Matlock school climate strike.

Matlock school climate strike.

Matlock school climate strike.

Matlock school climate strike.

Matlock school climate strike.

Matlock school climate strike.

Matlock school climate strike. Janice Walker and Chris Grocott from Derby Greenpeace.

Matlock school climate strike. Janice Walker and Chris Grocott from Derby Greenpeace.