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Oxford Youth Strike 4 Climate set up protest against ‘institutional inaction’

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 6, 2022

A PROTEST against the climate crisis will take place in Oxford on September 23.

Oxford Youth Strike 4 Climate, an action group behind climate strikes in the city, will take the streets to protest “continuing institutional inaction on the climate crisis.”

The protest, which will start at 11am in Bonn Square, will be centred around the theme of “people not profit”, focusing on the disproportionate effect climate chaos will have on those least responsible for it.

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A spokesperson from the group said: “With voices from scientists clearer than ever on the necessity for immediate and sustained action, the British Government’s lacklustre response is unforgivable.

"80 per cent of scientific papers are in English making them inaccessible to 75 per cent of the world, so how come is it that in a country where our native language is English our government can still approve projects like the Jackdaw pipeline?

“The heatwave this summer has made the catastrophic consequences of global heating seem closer to home than ever before, and they will only continue to worsen without immediate, sustained actions at all levels of political and corporate power.”

In November 2019, they organised a sit-in, focusing on businesses that "profit from the climate crisis".

Protesters met at Bonn Square and plit up to target different businesses, including banks coming under fire for investing in fossil fuels.

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This story was written by Anna Colivicchi, she joined the team this year and covers health stories for the Oxfordshire papers.

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