Young people in Bangor joined tens of thousands across the UK and abroad today, Friday 12 April, in the Youth Strike for Climate change, to draw attention to the pressing issue of climate change and the lack of action by governments.
The march started at the Main Arts campus of Bangor University where an address was given by Bangor Councillor, and champion of green policies in Gwynedd, Catrin Wager.
Protestors then walked down into Bangor High Street where they were given a welcoming reception by everyone who was and about enjoying the Friday market.
Finishing at Bangor War memorial the Mayor of the City was presented with a petition calling on Bangor City Council to declare a climate emergency.
The march was part organised by the University’s Student Union who said of the event: “The Students’ Union were delighted to see so many people at Bangor’s first Climate Strike. It was particularly positive to see so many young people, who have initiated this movement.
“We are looking forward to planning the next strike, on 24th May, which we hope will be even bigger and better. On behalf of the Students’ Union, I’d like to thank everyone for participating, and I’d like to thank all the speakers for the fantastic job they did. Diolch!”.
Pupils from many primary schools in Bangor and nearby also attended with a large contingent from Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen. When asked why these students had gone on strike from school one of them stated “Why should we go to school for our future when we might not have one?.”
Photos Undeb Bangor