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Canada: Nearly 500,000 people turn out for Greta Thunberg-led climate strike

Canada, Montreal
September 27, 2019 at 23:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

An estimated 500,000 people joined Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg on a climate strike in Montreal on Friday.

Mayor of French-speaking region's Quebec capital Valérie Plante personally greeted young Greta and hand her keys to the city.

The march comes after last week's global action, with 150 countries reportedly taking part. It follows a series of school strikes initially inspired by climate activist Thunberg.

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An estimated 500,000 people joined Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg on a climate strike in Montreal on Friday.

Mayor of French-speaking region's Quebec capital Valérie Plante personally greeted young Greta and hand her keys to the city.

The march comes after last week's global action, with 150 countries reportedly taking part. It follows a series of school strikes initially inspired by climate activist Thunberg.

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