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Youth climate strike draws crowd in Trump’s backyard

Organizers from Zero Hour, Fridays for Future DC, Youth Climate Strike DC and other environmental groups rally at the Ellipse on Friday. (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

One week before the Global Climate Strike descends on Washington, several groups including Fridays for Future DC, Youth Climate Strike DC and Zero Hour gathered for a strike of their own. 

Congregating and marching around the Ellipse on Friday, a crowd made up of children and adults — estimated at 700 to 800 strong by Zero Hour advocacy director Ethan Wright — marched within view of the White House South Lawn to demand action on climate change. 

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