The one-year anniversary of the first youth strike in Stroud was celebrated today as protesters took over the town's streets.

Youth strikers gathered at Archway School this morning to celebrate the one-year anniversary of youth strikes in Stroud and to ‘demand emergency action on climate breakdown’.

The march led the strikers past Marling School and up to the Sub Rooms in Stroud town centre where police officers were forced to divert traffic to accommodate the many march supporters. During the march, cars were stopped from turning onto Rowcroft.

There were a number of vibrant placards on display, one reading Respect Existence Or Expect Resistance, and music of various styles.

The Stroud Red Band could be heard playing songs while chants of ‘There is no Planet B’ and ‘The people, united, will never be divided’ echoed across town.

The march consisted mainly of secondary school students, but they were accompanied by both older and younger supporters.

Click the gallery above to view photos from the march.