“I will not be silenced” – Greta Thunberg to 30,000 in Bristol


Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s march for climate action in the UK city of Bristol saw a massive 30,000 people march through the city’s streets on Friday.

The 17-year-old activist chose the city she said, as “the environmental movement is very strong here”.

She joined the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate protest during their march through the city centre, following a short speech on College Green.

During her speech, Thunberg praised climate activists for their efforts to oppose the expansion of Bristol Airport, with plans eventually being rejected, and called on people to act whilst berating politicians and others in power for their betrayal of future generations. “Nothing is being done to halt this crisis despite all the beautiful words and promises for the elected officials.

“So what did we do during this crucial time? What we will do right now? Well I will not stand aside and watch, I will not be silenced while the world is on fire – will you?”

She added: “This is an emergency. People are already suffering and dying from the consequences of the climate and environmental emergency but it will get worse.”

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