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Greta Thunberg spoke in Montreal this morning, ahead of today’s massive organized Climate Strike.
The 16-year-old Swedish student and climate activist has become a global force in the fight against climate change, and inspired the protest that 300,000 marchers are expected to attend in the city today.
The young Swede has been invited to Montreal city hall post-rally to receive the key to the city, and reportedly met with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, who is also expected to attend the rally this morning.
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According to Greenpeace Canada, Thunberg told Trudeau the same message that she shares with all politicians: listen to and act on the science.
“My message to all the politicians is the same. Just listen to the science. And act on the science.” – @GretaThunberg in Montreal, answering a question about what she said to @CanadianPM when she met w/ him this morning.
Wise words, Greta 💚 #ClimateStrike #ClimateStrikeCanada
— Greenpeace Canada (@GreenpeaceCA) September 27, 2019
Greenpeace Canada shared a video to Facebook of Thunberg speaking to reporters ahead of the rally, which you can view below.
Montreal Climate Strike March
Where: Sir George-Étienne Cartier monument on Parc Avenue
When: 12 pm