Greta Thunberg To Join Youth Climate Strikers In Uptown On Friday

CHARLOTTE, NC — Sixteen-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg says she plans to attend a youth-lead climate rally in Charlotte Friday afternoon.

Thunberg tweeted Wednesday that she will join the strike at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. Thunberg gained international attention for a speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September.

News outlets report the protest Friday is being organized by the student-led N.C. Climate Strike movement.

Hundreds of people attended a rally the group hosted in September, the same day millions of people around the world skipped school and work to urge government action on climate change.

You can watch Thunberg’s recent address to the UN Climate Summit below: