Several young people are shown laying down on the ground with placards protesting for climate change action.

Millions of young people strike for climate action

With world leaders about to gather in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit next week, millions of young people from Australia to Iceland took off from school or work on Friday to demand urgent measures to stop environmental catastrophe.

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