YOUTH Strike for Climate’s will be holding a protest in Salisbury on Friday.

The protest, supported by Extinction Rebellion-Salisbury, will assemble in Salisbury’s Market Square at 11am on Friday.

The protest will demand that the incoming government take bold action on the climate emergency, and students will be demanding that people think climate when they cast their vote on December 12.

To demonstrate the global threat posed by rising water levels, giant waves will be floated across the Market Square by protesters dressed in blue, wearing goggles, carrying umbrellas and swimming placard-fish to highlight the issue.

At around midday there will be a march, followed by three brief speeches by students.

Professor Graham Smith, expert in democracy and climate politics, will then discuss Extinction Rebellion’s demand for a citizens’ assembly on the climate emergency.

Karis, a student from Youth Strike for Climate, said: “We are striking because our future is at risk, because it is a last resort. This is a climate emergency. Vote for our future this election”.

Cassie, another student, added: “We are striking because we fear for our futures and our children’s futures. We demand system change to prevent irreversible climate chaos. Vote for our planet’s future on December, 12”.