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200 students & supporters back Ballarat strike for climate

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Students of all year levels - and from as far as Myrniong - have gathered in Ballarat's CBD to call for greater action to lessen the effects of climate change.

About 200 protestors and supporters met at Trades Hall in Camp Street at midday before marching around the CBD.

Police controlled traffic and blocked roads, but it became a bit much for some frustrated drivers who hurled abuse at the protestors.  

Earlier today we caught up with one of the organisers - Finley Japp - about why he's so passionate about this cause...

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Images: Carly and Stacey