This 15 February 2019 BBC TV video from Britain says about itself:
Climate strike: UK school pupils take part in call for urgent action.
Former UN climate chief says it is time to ‘heed voice of youth’ as thousands join protest.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
British pupils too play truant for the climate
Across the United Kingdom, secondary school students and other young people have taken to the streets to draw attention to the climate. According to one of the organizers, Youth Strike 4 Climate, there were demonstrations in more than 60 cities today.
The demonstrators want a stronger climate policy from the British government. For example, a ‘climate emergency’ should be declared and environmental policy should be included in the school curriculum.
The British ‘climate truants’ follow in the footsteps of peers in many other European countries, such as Belgium, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. In the United Kingdom, too, students have been on the streets in recent times, but those actions were not coordinated nationally as they are today.