There was a big climate strike over the weekend, which saw people in drag throwing rainbow confetti all over Washington D.C. and activists chaining themselves to boats and blocking intersections.
#BREAKING: Activists w Extinction Rebellion shut down intersection of 16th & K in Washington, DC by parking a sailboat in the street.
— Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) September 23, 2019
Why do the police have tear gas if they aren’t going to use itpic.twitter.com/T1vybm99GW
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 23, 2019
Sixteen-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg, who skipped school to try to save the planet, led the global initiative and told the United Nations General Assembly today they have “stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”
"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words," climate activist Greta Thunberg tells the UN. "We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you." https://t.co/F5Umw55Y5Y pic.twitter.com/K0WxGCeU4A
— CNN (@CNN) September 23, 2019
Thunberg seemed near tears as she continued her speech.
“My message is that we’ll be watching you. This is all wrong, I shouldn’t be up here, I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean,” Thunberg said. “Yet, you all come to us young people for hope, how dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words and yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering, people are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth.”
You can read her entire speech at The Daily Wire.