Swedish born climate activist Greta Thunberg's one-person strikes in Stockholm helped ignite this global movement. Beginning August 2018, Thunberg, then 15, sat in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks to protest the lack of action in dealing with the climate crisis. On September 18, 2018, the movement #FridaysForFuture began when she decided to continue striking every Friday until Swedish policies changed. Youth and adults around the world were inspired to begin striking at their local government buildings.
Many posters at Den Haag's strike praised Greta with messages including "Greta for President," "Greta = Good," and "Make Earth Greta Again."
"You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us I say we will never forgive you. We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not." - Greta Thunberg in her address to the UN Climate Council
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