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Perth students to strike tomorrow

Perth students are set to strike tomorrow in an effort to encourage politicians to tackle climate change.

Students are expected to meet on St Georges terrace at 11am, and join what is to be a global movement.

WA Secondary Schools Executive Association president Armando Giglia said he would prefer students attended school, even though he agreed with their cause.

Mr Giglia said the strike would not further the students cause and could give people ammunition to attack their motives.

“If I was them I wouldn’t be giving people a chance to say the reason we are striking is just to get out of school,” he said.

Perth Strike 4 Climate’s organiser Bella Burgemeister said the strike wasn’t about ‘wagging’ a day off school, but standing up for what students believed in.

Mr Giglia said students who participated in the strike would be marked as absent, but would face no punishment.

Student’s promoting the strike at the Australian Oil & Gas Expo two days ago.

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