I agree that there was rather too much adult involvement. …

Comment on Big crowd at local School Strike 4 Climate Action by Pat Beattie.

I agree that there was rather too much adult involvement.
Anti fracking triangles had obviously been distributed widely to those without placards.
An adult vegan activist got himself at the head of the parade initially.
This “coaching” disempowered the children and merely gives substance to the critics just ready to pounce.
I speak as someone who was there to lend moral support.

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It’s not new but it’s being highlighted once again.
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