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Jersey activists take part in the global climate strike

Earlier in the year politicians in Jersey voted to declare a climate emergency and commit to making the island carbon neutral by 2030 Credit: ITV Channel TV

Environmental activists in Jersey have been taking part in the global climate strike.

Around 35 people gathered in Jersey’s Royal Square today to protest against a ‘climate crisis’.

The strike is part of a wider movement worldwide, which will see students in over 150 countries are taking part.

Naomi Refault West from the group Extinction Rebellion, who organised the demonstration in Jersey, believes it is vital for demonstrations like this to happen.

“We are here in support of [student] strikers. It’s important for everyone to act. It’s hard for us to wake up and not be in denial. We have to act very very quickly.”

– Naomi Refault West, Extinction Rebellion

Earlier in the year politicians in Jersey voted to declare a climate emergency and commit to making the island carbon neutral by 2030. Some activists hoped that protests like this one would put pressure on the states to act faster.