Zoe takes to streets for the planet again

March 16 2019
Zoe takes to streets for the planet again

A THORNBURY teenager has addressed young demonstrators at a climate change protest she helped to organise.

The Voice reported last month that 14-year-old Castle School pupil Zoe Bonnett had organised the first Youth Strike for Climate in Bristol. Four weeks later around 1,000 students left schools and colleges to join in a second demonstration.

This time Zoe co-led the demonstration with Katie Hodgetts, 23, a masters degree student.

Joined by a samba band, they marched to College Green. Some of their chanting was inspired by protestors in South America to acknowledge that they are part of a global movement for change.

Zoe took to the podium outside City Hall, above, and addressed anyone who might be complacent about climate change, saying: “Change is coming whether you like it or not.”

The Bristol strike took place along with similar events across the UK and in over 80 countries around the world.