Youthquake

Young people today are incredibly politically aware and proactive - and with climate catastrophe looming, they’re taking to the streets to protest. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire investigates a new movement and sees how protest is getting younger

19th May, 2019
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Students march from St Stephen’s Green to Leinster House in Dublin as part of a global protest for action to tackle climate change

In recent years, young people around the world have stood up and had their voices heard. The mobilisation of young people is credited as one of the successes of both the Yes Equality and Together for Yes campaigns in Ireland. Teen activist Greta Thunberg has addressed world leaders in the face of climate catastrophe, while students in Florida took on the anti-gun control lobby and addressed the NRA in a speech calling out their “BS”....

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