Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg says she is “incredibly honoured” to have received the key to the city of Montréal from Mayor Valérie Plante.
Thunberg was in Montréal for the Global Climate Strike where over 500,000 people marched calling on political leaders to take action against climate change.
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On Instagram, Thunberg says she is “so thankful” the reception she was given in Quebec.
Thunberg recently sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a zero-emission sailboat to attend the United Nations climate summit in New York City.
Her worldwide notoriety began when she led weekly school strikes in Sweden, sparking similar movements across the globe in which Montreal students took part in March.
The young Swede praised Montreal students for their climate change protest, one of the biggest turnouts in the world that day.
And the award for biggest #ClimateStrike in the world goes to…MONTREAL!
The # s are still pouring in, but estimates say 750,000+ pple marched in the streets across Canada demanding #ClimateAction.
— Greenpeace Canada (@GreenpeaceCA) September 28, 2019
Montreal’s turnout for the Climate Strike was the biggest in the world, according to Greenpeace Canada.
With files from Ty Jadah.