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Islington youngsters take part in climate change march

Four-year-old says he wants to save the world

18 February, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

Lucy Facer and two-year-old Otis marched on Friday 

YOUNGSTERS and parents marched through the streets of Islington calling on authorities to take action against climate change.

Toddlers as young as two travelled from Kinloch Gardens to Nags Head Market as thousands of school children across the country bunked class to urge the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem.

Catherine Hoosain and her son Malik, 4, joined the Islington marching group on Friday February 15.

Mrs Hoosain said: “This morning Malik said to me that we’re going to save the world. I’m raising a little activist.”

Catherine Hoosain and her son Malik, 4. 

The march was inspired by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg skipped class in September to protest outside of parliament.

National organisers, Youth Strike 4 Climate, claim protests took place in more than 60 towns and cities, with an estimated 15,000 taking part.

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