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Extinction Rebellion protestors gather outside Bury St Edmunds school 'in solidarity' with UK school strikes over climate change




Groups gathered outside a Bury St Edmunds school during rush hour this morning to encourage people to think seriously about climate change and protest against car idling.

The groups, which are part of the worldwide Extinction Rebellion movement, were seen outside King Edward VI School in Grove Road holding banners, playing music and handing out leaflets.

The peaceful protest fell on the same day that thousands of children across the UK were striking over climate change.

Extinction Rebellion protested against cars idling outside King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds. (7213864)
Extinction Rebellion protested against cars idling outside King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds. (7213864)

Robert Possnett, one of the protestors, said: "We're here in solidarity with the school children who are striking today and we also want to focus on idling vehicles which you can see so often outside the schools.

"We want to get people thinking about the environment and hopefully come up and have a chat with us and join in with what we're doing."

The group was met with words of encouragement from passers-by, who described their actions as 'brilliant' and 'much-needed'.

"We're not trying to block anything today, we just want to show people that we care and that we want something to be done," said Robert.



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