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Greta Thunberg and other teens hold climate strike near UN headquarters in New York

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Greta Thunberg and other teens hold climate strike near UN headquarters in New York

Greta Thunberg and other teens hold climate strike near UN headquarters in New York

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was joined by enthusiasitc crowds of American teenagers at a protest outside the United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday (August 30).

Some US children said they were at their first ever climate demonstration; others said they had been passionate about the environment for a while but had been galvanized to act by Thunberg’s rising profile.

Carrying hand-drawn placards with messages such as “United behind the science” and “Act now or we will”, children and young people of all ages surged into a park in front of the flags of the world outside the UN on Friday morning.

Thunberg sat cheerfully but quitely in the middle of the rally, which had a serious atmosphere.

Young speakers gave spontaneous speeches or led chants of “System change, not climate change” and “Don’t just watch us, join us”.

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