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Omagh to host ‘Earth Strike’ against climate change

Local people have been urged to come out in force for Omagh’s second climate strike rally.

Tomorrow (Friday) the rally will demand urgent action against climate change and environmental destruction, as part of a global day of action.

It will take place at 1pm outside Omagh Courthouse.

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This follows on from a global protest in September when millions of people across the world took part in the largest environmental protests in history, including local students, workers and activists in Omagh.

Rally organiser Niamh Galwey encouraged anyone interested to come along to the event.

She said, “The Earth Strike in September was a huge success, both globally and here, but we need to continue building momentum in the fight for system change, not climate change.

“Locally, activists have inflicted important defeats on those seeking to engage in toxic mining in the Sperrins. This shows that protest and campaigning works and by linking up with students and workers across the world, we can make a vital difference.”

The rally is backed by several bodies including trade unions, campaign groups and organisations.

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