Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish student who has become a global force in the fight against climate change can soon add Montreal to her list of worldwide travels.
The teenage activist announced on Facebook that she will be attending a march in Montreal on September 27 to call on governments to take action to combat climate change.
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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.
Thunberg has made recent headlines around the world by sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in a zero-emissions sailboat to attend the United Nations climate summit on Sept. 23 in New York.
Manon Massé, the co-spokesperson for opposition party Québec Solidaire, had asked that the teenage activist be formally invited to address officials in the National Assembly.
“Greta, Montreal and I are waiting for you with open arms,” Massé said on Twitter Sunday evening.
— Manon Massé (@ManonMasse_Qs) September 8, 2019
“On September 20th and 27th the world strikes again for the climate! Everyone is welcome to join, everyone is needed,” said Thunberg’s social media post. “I will participate in the strikes in New York on the 20th and in Montreal the 27th. Spread the word! Let’s do this!!”
Montrealers can register to be part of the September 27 strike at the Fridays for Future website.