Climate protesters marched through Stroud this morning before holding a die-in outside the Sub Rooms.
The latest Youth Strike 4 Climate protest left Archway at 11am and headed to Wallbridge before moving through the town.
Protesters then lay down outside the Sub Rooms.
There was a heavier police presence than on previous marches. Officers ensured traffic was not held up and questioned students who became detached from the march about why they were not in school.
Several speeches were made outside the Sub Rooms. One protester said: “There are many ways to stop climate change but building an incinerator is not one of them.” She said she was ‘sad and embarrassed’ by decisions made to build the Javelin Park incinerator but reject plans for the Eco Park stadium.
“Small steps is all it takes to change and this is a huge step back,” she added.
Another member of the protest said: “As young people we have the right to be heard so if we aren’t being heard we need to raise our voices.
“We are together in this fight.”
Primary school children were invited to share ideas of what they could do to help prevent climate change. Banning single-use plastic, stopping driving cars and not cutting down trees were among the suggestions.