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Hundreds gather for climate strikes across the region

The global climate strikes expected to be largest environmental protest in history Credit: ITV Tyne Tees / Rosie Makepeace / @mirandaioss

Millions of people are taking to the streets all over the world today in what could be the largest climate protest in history.

Protesters in cities including Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Sunderland are calling on global governments to do more. In North Tyneside, children gathered along the seafront with home-made placards and posters.

Youngsters are preparing to walk out of lessons and lectures, with hundreds of thousands of workers expected to join them.

139 countries are taking part in the Fridays for Future movement.

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