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Utah students to protest against inaction from political leaders on climate change

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Students around the world have gathered to protest against inaction from political leaders on climate change. Today, Utah youth will do the same. (Photo: MGN)

Utah youth will be skipping class today to gather at the state capitol to protest inaction from state and national leaders on climate change.

Thousands of students and parents are expected to attend.

Many protests have already taken place. Around student in 130 U.S. cities are expected to take part in the strikes.

The movement has been spearheaded by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg out of Sweden.

She made her voice known last year after standing outside the Swedish parliament where she continues to stage weekly sit-ins.

She has scolded world leaders and business executives for not doing enough to curb emissions.

Today, Utah students hope to have their voice heard with the protest will be from 10 a.m. to noon.

They will use seven pedal-powered bicycle to generate energy that will supply their sound system.

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