Too young to vote, Swedish student Greta Thunberg goes on strike for climate action
Sweden’s elections are coming up, and Greta Thunberg is too young to vote, but she’s trying to influence policy in another way.
The 15-year-old went on strike from school last week to bring her message to the public – and to lawmakers. In a blue hoodie and sneakers, she’s seated on the cobblestones outside of Parliament, next to a handpainted sign reading, “School strike for the climate”, and there are flyers as well. A handful of people are sitting with her.
Radio Sweden spoke to Greta last week about what she hopes to accomplish with her strike.
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