In our second film from last week’s #SchoolStrike action in London, we teamed up with David Dahlborn, opinion editor at LondonStudent, to interview a few of the young people attending the protest, asking them why some are prepared to cause disruption and even contemplate arrest, in order to get their points across.
Police made several arrests at the demonstration including a 13-year old female.
Recent comments by senior police officers suggest that they intend to seriously ramp up their response to peaceful but disruptive actions despite the urgency of the climate and ecological crisis. It remains to be seen whether these threats and future actions will deter young people who believe they’ve been let down by adult leaders.
Watch our previous film here