The youth for climate march in central London on 15 February. Students in Luxembourg plan to join a global strike on 15 March.
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Luxembourg school students who plan to join a global strike to raise awareness of climate change want the education minister’s blessing.
School students around the world are planning to stage strikes and demonstrations on 15 March as the movement sparked by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg captures the imagination of youth. The 15 March strike is expected to be the biggest yet, with mobilisations in 150 cities says The Guardian.
Those cities now include Luxembourg, where the Youth for Climate Luxembourg movement is busy organising a concerted effort by contacting student leaders at schools throughout the grand duchy. The organisers have also reached out to education minister Claude Meisch in the hope that he might offer them support--for instance by saying that students will not be marked as absent without excuse if they take part in the demonstration. They say they are aware that Meisch can’t simply give all school students the day off on 15 March, says RTL Luxembourg. But he could allow those that want to participate permission to walk out of school at 10 a.m. in time for the demonstration.
The organisers have put together a Google docs spreadsheet on which students can add their name as the contact person for schools anywhere in the grand duchy.