DENVER (AP) – Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg led a climate strike in Denver on Friday. The event near the Colorado state Capitol included a panel of youth activists and ended with a “die-in” that organizers said would symbolize those people facing danger and death because of climate change.

Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg, 16, speaks during a "FridaysForFuture" climate protest at Civic Center Park in Denver on Oct. 11, 2019.

Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg, 16, speaks during a “FridaysForFuture” climate protest at Civic Center Park in Denver on Oct. 11. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

Thunberg has staged weekly “Fridays for Future” demonstrations for a year to call for faster action against climate change. She has inspired students around the world to skip classes on Fridays to demonstrate as well.

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The 16-year-old sailed to the U.S. in August to promote her climate change campaign. She garnered international attention when she scolded world leaders at the United Nations.

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She’s touring the Americas for several months, concluding with a U.N. climate conference in Chile in December.

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