Climate strike held again for first time since Norwegian society reopened

Climate strikePhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

On Friday, the school strike for climate change took place for the first time since society opened. In Norway, children and young people went on strike in Oslo, Ås, Stavanger, Bergen, and Tromsø.

Children and young people are rising up in protest against the continued destruction of the planet, spokesperson Ulrikke Torgersen in the Grønn Ungdom organization told NTB.

Along with several dozen children and young people, she appeared before the Norwegian parliament (Storting) in Oslo to strike for climate change on Friday. 

Representatives from the Green Party (MDG) were also present, including party leader Une Bastholm and parliamentary representatives Lan Marie Berg and Rasmus Hansson.

The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg announced the school strike on Twitter in January.

“Join the strike for climate and justice and demand that those in power prioritize climate,” she wrote.

The strike is organized under the auspices of the youth movement Fridaysforfuture, and countries from all over the world are involved. In Norway, school strikes were arranged in the five municipalities of Oslo, Ås, Stavanger, Bergen, and Tromsø.

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