Around 100 protesters showed up to the climate strike in Oslo on Friday. There were actions in several places in Norway and internationally. Greta Thunberg is to march in Canada.
Head of Nature and Youth (Natur og Ungdom) Gaute Eiterjord hoped for a big turnout at Friday’s demonstrations, though it will cost students another day at school. The last major national climate strike was August 30th, but many people showed up in front of the Parliament last week.
“People can choose themselves, even if they miss school. I encourage people to show up,” Eiterjord tells NTB
School strikes and demonstrations were planned in Elverum, Bø in Telemark, Hamar, Askim, Bergen, Vågan, Vestvågøy Levanger, Tromsø, Kongsberg, Trondheim, Haugesund, in addition to Oslo. It happens on the same day that climate demonstrations are planned in many other parts of the world.
There was heavy rain when the demonstration took place on Friday morning. Half an hour later, less than 100 people were present.
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