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Thousands of skolstrejkade for the climate in Sweden

Link to graphics Photo: Lars Lindkvist Friday's klimatstrejk held in more than 2,000 cities in over hundred countries. All inspired by the Swedish 16-year-o

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Thousands of skolstrejkade for the climate in Sweden
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Photo: Lars Lindkvist

Friday's klimatstrejk held in more than 2,000 cities in over hundred countries. All inspired by the Swedish 16-year-old klimataktivisten Greta Thunberg. The purpose of the manifestations was to get the politicians to speed up efforts to achieve the internationally agreed climate targets.

Stockholm marched thousands of school children from Sergels torg to Mynttorget, where Greta Thunberg was already in place. On Instagram wrote Greta Thunberg that it was over ten thousand skolstrejkare, but two volunteers estimated that it could be between 15.000 and 20.000 demonstrators.

A minute's silence was held for ”all who have died because of the climate crisis” and then the audience started chanting ”Greta!”, ”Greta!”, ”Greta!” before 16-year-old stepped on stage.

Greta Thunberg greeted by cheers when she steps on stage at the Mynttorget. Photo: Roger Turesson

" We are facing an existential crisis, the biggest crisis ever. You know who you are that has created this crisis, " said Greta Thunberg and was greeted by applause and cheers.

told that the climate has become an important issue for them, and that it would be foolish to not participate in the manifestation.

" I think about the climate every day, and it is worth to truant from school to be here, said Wild Schubert, 15.

From left: Lisa von Essen, Wild Schubert and Zara Fuhrmann skolstrejkar for the climate. Photo: Erik Ardelius

Friends Lisa von Essen, 15, and Zara Fuhrmann, 15, said that Greta Thunberg has been the greatest source of inspiration.

- Since a few years back, I have known klimatångest. What I want is for politicians to stop to sweep climate change under the carpet, " said Lisa von Essen.

braved the klimatstrejkarna the rain.

Miriam Holmgren, 18, and Selma Grollmuss Sarii, 16, was on the spot in Kalmar:

" We are here because we only have one planet and now we must clean up what the previous generations have created.

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