Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Protesters take to West Country's streets over climate change concerns

The marches come a year after the youth climate movement was launched-inspired by Great Thunberg. Credit: ITV News West Country

School children and environmental activists took to the streets of Exeter over climate change concerns.

The activists gathered at County Hall on Topsham Road after marching through the city centre.

Protesters also staged a sit-in to block one of the main roads into Exeter causing a build up of traffic. Credit: ITV News West Country

In Stroud, where Extinction Rebellion was founded, protesters also marched to highlight the concerns around climate change.

The marches come a year after the youth climate movement was launched-inspired by Great Thunberg.

Youth climate activists also gathered in Stroud Credit: ITV News West Country
Greta Thunberg sailed from Plymouth to the United States for a global conference. Credit: ITV News

Both Exeter and Devon Councils have said they are committed to going 'carbon neutral' in the next few decades