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Students among activists protesting climate change in Canterbury high street

By KentOnline reporter

by Ka Yee Mak

Dozens of students have taken to the streets of Canterbury once again to protest climate change.

In its latest stunt, protestors from Extinction Rebellion Canterbury and other activist groups across the city turned the high street into a "cemetery for endangered species" - by lying on the ground holding up signs listing species that are facing extinction.

It is the third "Youth Strike 4 Climate" to be staged in the city in recent months.

Dozens of young people lay down as part of the protest. Picture: Clare Connerton (8507618)
Dozens of young people lay down as part of the protest. Picture: Clare Connerton (8507618)

Protestors met at Whitefriars Square before marching to the Friends Meeting House by The Marlowe, where the group shared food, performances and speeches.

Previous protests have seen hundreds of schoolchildren flood Canterbury's streets, decrying the government's "lack of action on climate change".

On January 5, they blocked St Peter's Place - stopping traffic around Westgate Towers in a bid to raise awareness of global warning.

People marched against climate change. Picture: Clare Connerton (8507621)
People marched against climate change. Picture: Clare Connerton (8507621)

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