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Holley Somerville-Knott Photo Jeff Dawson

Young environmental activist Holley Somerville Knott says she is taking part in the School Strike 4 Climate event, where students from all over the world will walk out from class to demand more action from governments on climate change.

She told The Echo, ‘My high school and the other schools from the Byron Shire are walking out of school at 10am on November 30 in the name of climate change.

‘There is going to be bands, speakers, signs and protestors marching from Railway Park in Byron to Main Beach to raise awareness. Speak up and take action!’

‘Everyone there will be forming a giant human sign!’


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