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Swedish teen climate activist Greta brings school strike protest to Paris

Greta Thunberg's sign reads 'school strike for the climate'. Photo: AP Photo/Francois Mori

Published: 22.Feb.2019 14:48 hrs

Swedish teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg was joined by hundreds of students in Paris on Friday, as she brought her growing protest to the French capital.

The Friday protests that the 16-year-old Swede launched in August have gained little traction so far in France, where the landmark COP21 international accord on cutting emissions was signed in 2015.

After urging the EU in Brussels to move more aggressively on greenhouse gas cuts on Thursday, Thunberg then travelled to Paris where she met up with young activists from France, Belgium and Germany for a march which was also joined by French actress Juliette Binoche.

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