On Friday 12th April, Students from local schools and the University of St Andrews gathered together in protest as part of the Youth Strike for Climate. Banners read slogans such as “Tick Tock Climate Change Won’t Stop” and “Global Warming is Not Cool”, with the aim to spur governments across the globe into change.
After meeting in St Salvator’s Quad, the group marched out into the streets of St Andrews shouting “Who’s future? Our future.” and “What do we want? Action! When do we want it? Now!”. Tourists and St Andrews inhabitants stopped on street corners to watch the procession of students flanked by policemen, some cheering them on, some even join- ing.
Once back in St Salvator’s Quad, Stephen Gethins, the MP for Fife North East came to congratulate the protestors, encouraging them to “keep up the pressure”.
Protests like these embody the idea that climate change will affect the futures of all of us, and only by having groups from all across the world protesting together can change be possible.