How the Cardiff Climate Strike unfolded as pupils protested the environmental emergency

Crowds gathered today at the protest march in Cardiff from City Hall to the Senedd for the #ClimateStrike.

This was one of 84 events nationwide to “demand climate justice”.

We covered the event throughout the day and this is what happened.


Some great placards already

Youth Strike 4 Climate, who have organised the march, say that this protest is “the opportunity for the UK’s youth to tell the government that we are not afraid to break the rules to promote system change.”

Oliver (12) and his mum attending the strike today.


Over 100 children gathering to join in the march.

Alice (12), Euan (12), Isla (11), and Daniel (10)
“We’re here because adults aren’t doing enough to stop climate change and we want to make a difference.”


“Climate change has got to go”

Chants of “hey, hey, ho, ho, climate change has got to go” have broken out at City Hall.


The signs are getting a bit saucy

Protesters are saying it is the perfect day for such an event, as they want to show love to their planet.

Erin and her sisters at the climate strike today.



The protesters are on the move


Some great St Valentines themed signs

Alice, a Cardiff University student is joining the march.


More shots of the protesters on the move


MPs showing support

Labour MP for Cardiff North Anna McMorrin says “today, it is more necessary than ever to take urgent action on climate change.”


More inspiring children


A nationwide event

Cardiff’s Climate Strike march is only 1 of 84 protests happening all over the UK today.


Ewan is one of the children at the protest.


Chalked messages for change on the steps of the Senedd


Important post at the Senedd today

On arriving at the Senedd, the children marching in the protest filled this postbox with letters of demand to the government in both English and Welsh.

This letter says:

What can be done to tackle global warming?

  • Cheaper train and bus tickets
  • A tax on carbon emissions
  • More vegan options in schools
  • More electric car charging points in the city


More messages of protest at the Senedd

“Kids teaching adults to clean up after themselves.”


Protesters on the steps of the Senedd

The poster reads “Rise Up For Our Planet.”


Very exciting news

It’s always nice to know that our audience cares.


The protest is over but…

This is what one protester said to us earlier.