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Greta Thunberg and the school strikes
With the aim of forcing action on climate change, school strikes started in August 2018 with the lone protest of Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg (then 15 years old) missing school and protesting outside the Swedish parliament. She has been protesting every Friday since then.
ProgressGreat Thunberg started her protest as a lone protester, but others have joined both in Sweden and around the world and by February 2019 there were tens of thousands of school strikers in dozens of countries.
Greta Thunberg has spoken
At the protests of 15 March 2019, there were around 1.5 million children protesting at 2083 locations in 125 countries on every continent of the world.
The messageThe main message is that politicians have failed, time is running out, and urgent action is required.
UK Student Climate Network https://ukscn.org
First published: Mar 2019
Last updated: 26 Nov 2019