9 Apr 2021

Thousands of students protest for urgent climate action

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 9 April 2021

Thousands of children have abandoned their classes for the day, all in the name of climate action.

School Strikes 4 Climate were held in a number of big cities for the first time since September 2019.

Huge crowds turned out in Wellington despite the wet weather, and in Christchurch, things got heated.

Our reporter Harry Lock and camera operator Samuel Rillstone have this report.