Young Climate Activists Join Greta Thunberg For Major Strikes Worldwide

"LONDON — Young people around the world spilled into streets, city squares and local parks on Friday, following the call of Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, for the first big, in-person, coordinated climate protests since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thunberg, who started the Fridays for Future student movement in 2018, was in Berlin, where the turnout was especially high, and where voters are gearing up to select a successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel in national elections Sunday.

“Yes, we must vote, you must vote, but remember that voting only will not be enough. We must keep going into the streets,” she said to a crowd outside the Reichstag parliament building."

Karla Adam and Rick Noack report for the Washington Post September 24, 2021.


"A Friday for the Future: The Global Climate Strike May Help the Youth Movement Rebound From the Pandemic" (Inside Climate News)

"'A Lot Of Impatience': Youth Climate Protesters Return To The Streets" (Thomson Reuters Foundation)

Source: Washington Post, 09/27/2021