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More Than 30,000 Belgian Students Skip School in the Name of Climate Action


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More than 30,000 young activists in Belgium skipped school today in order to send a message — loud and clear — to their government: Action needs to be taken when it comes to climate-related policies. 

The movement has continually grown, and this was the third week that students opted to miss school in favor of protesting. According to the Washington Post, the first week had around 3,000 protestors marching; the following week, more than 12,500 students walked out of their classrooms to attend the rally; and this week, the group saw their biggest crowd, with more than 30,000 attendees marching. 

Another march is expected to take place this Sunday — with adults joining in on the action.