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.
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.
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.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 11, 2019
She’s touring the Americas for several months, concluding with a U.N. climate conference in Chile in December.
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