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Mothers demand action on climate change in London march

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Thousands of mothers and their families staged a march in central London to demand action on climate change. “The Mothers Rise Up” protest was led by eleven 11-year-olds to represent the deadline of 2030 for tackling global warming, set by the United Nations.

The march began near Hyde Park Corner and ended at Parliament Square. It was held in support of youth strikes nationwide. Similar marches are taking place across the country as well as internationally.

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, whose daughter Ella suffered a fatal asthma attack believed to be linked to air pollution, addressed the rally. TV presenter Konnie Huq, comedian Shappi Khorsandi and lawyer and activist Farhana Yamin also addressed the rally. Ms Huq said, "The reason we are here is because of the youth strikes - the young people have been putting us to shame and its time for us adults to take responsibility."

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Saturday that he has commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to conduct a review of the impact of dirty air on the nations health… (BBC, May 12, 2019)

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