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Wellington's climate change protest in pictures

At least 1000 students have skipped school in the capital today to help kick off a series of strikes across the country calling for action against climate change.

There are also protests in Christchurch at Cathedral Square and Auckland at Aotea Square.

1 NEWS' Andrew Macfarlane captured the action. 

Students take the day off school to protest. Source: 1 NEWS

Students holding signs saying, "Our world, our choice, our future, our voice." Source: 1 NEWS

James Shaw out to support protest in first public appearance since being assaulted. Source: 1 NEWS

James Shaw speaks with protesters at the School Strike 4 Climate march. Source: Twitter / James Shaw

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The capital kicked off a series of strikes across the nation today. Source: 1 NEWS

Climate change protesters in Wellington. Source: 1 NEWS