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Youth Climate Activists Protest With Greta Thunberg

Dozens of young climate activists who gathered outside the United Nations on Friday to demonstrate for climate justice had a special guest: Greta Thunberg. This is what they told Brut about their movement to change the world.👇

You are a leader if you're making your voice heard

Climate activist Greta Thunberg staged her first strike in the U.S. Dozens of young climate activists joined her outside the U.N. Inspired by Thunberg's school strike campaign, youth activists are building momentum for climate action. Thunberg arrived in New York via a carbon-free racing boat trip across the Atlantic. Villaseñor sat on her customary bench. A half hour later, Thunberg descended the stairs from Thunberg city and took up a spot in Ralph Bunche Park four blocks away. Villaseñor walked to meet her and a cadre of American youth activists who shared their stories of what it means to be the ones who will live with adults’ decisions that day.

She posted what she was doing on social media, which went viral and inspired students like Bastida Patrick in dozens of countries around the world to hold similar strikes in front of government buildings in their local communities. Greta has become a source of inspiration for children and adolescents around the world, like Shiv Soin, an 18-year-old New Yorker who has gone to the dock with several dozen 14- to 18-year-olds to show his support as well. The Fridays for Future movements Olivia Wohlgemuth, a 16-year-old in New York City told the New York Times adds, "There's nothing in the curriculum to explain the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to act. We're saying, 'Why study for the future we're not going to have?'"

Approximately 70 humans, young and old were handcuffed for spreading environmental awareness, standing for environmental justice. Joined by XR Youths coordinator Sophie Anderson, who protested against the NYTimes inadequate media coverage of the climate crisis was another inspired by Great’s passion for climate change initiatives. “My message to young people is that you have the power, if you choose to be active and come out on the streets and make your voice heard, then you are a leader. You are as much of a leader as Greta, as Alexandria, as Xiye, as anyone who is organizing. You are a leader if you're making your voice heard,” concludes Anderson.

Brut.

08/31/2019 11:58 AM
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269 comments

  • Nate B.
    10/01/2019 22:20

    Why didnt she go protest China?

  • Matt F.
    10/01/2019 11:23

    These dummies don’t even understand that they are in the cleanest industrial country on earth. Go protest in China or India idiots

  • Shaul B.
    10/01/2019 10:31

    PUPPET OF THE ELITE

  • Steve E.
    10/01/2019 02:22

    Y'all know she's just a leftist mouth piece don't ya. With out a well written script in her hands she'd buckle under scrutiny , like a wet paper towel. In fact she already has bwha ha ha ha.

  • Johnny C.
    10/01/2019 01:55

    I weep for our future. All I see is mindless robots.

  • Augusto O.
    10/01/2019 01:41

    What are they actually doing to save the earth other than talk ??? I know inmates that are doing more for the environment then these broken condoms.

  • Nate B.
    09/30/2019 22:49

    I hope all these kids dont use cell phones and or ride In vehicles. Hopefully there homes are ran on solar

  • Daron J.
    09/30/2019 21:44

    She's flying from country to country holding a paper sign with toxic ink lol hipacrit lmgdao. wonder what her carbon footprint is as of late?

  • Brandon W.
    09/30/2019 20:49

    Her parents are both actors think about that for a minute and then judge

  • Israel A.
    09/30/2019 19:51

    They all drove there in fossil fueled cars I bet. Not to mention the mess they left of paper signs n plastic bottles

  • John M.
    09/30/2019 18:25

    Spoiled brat

  • Nate M.
    09/30/2019 18:15

    Pay taxes befor you tell others what to do

  • Jason K.
    09/30/2019 17:54

    Brain washed youth. Mom says keep those checks rolling in

  • Sue S.
    09/30/2019 16:29

    There it is."Bully Platform". He just summed up everything the left stands for. Do it our way or be bullied. Guess what. It doesnt work

  • Josh D.
    09/30/2019 15:29

    Shouldn't they be in school on a Friday?

  • Jerry M.
    09/30/2019 14:46

    Spank your daughter

  • Joanie M.
    09/30/2019 14:34

    Its sad they are not enjoying the life now that they have.. instead of this type of behavior.. and if they want to help the environment they can start by not using the cardboard signs they are using to keep our trees and the markers because they are made from plastic and paint bruches. That some are also made from plastic or wood.. get back in school kiddos ,dont let fools ..use you just to make them richer . The earth goes through change yes but so do you and your missing out on the best years of your life that you will never get back.

  • Todd M.
    09/30/2019 13:49

    Ill informed and misleading. 500+ climate experts have stated the Earth isn’t in danger. Seriously crying over nothing here.

  • Chris V.
    09/30/2019 13:13

    Let's stay out of school for things we can only begin to fathom. Liberals smh ....

  • Paul T.
    09/30/2019 13:09

    These brainwashed kids are whats wrong with our country and our world.