Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is going to arrive in Montreal in true superstar style; reportedly driving in Arnold Schwarzenegger's electric car. The 16-year-old Thunberg is expected in Montreal to take part in a climate strike planned by 'La Planète s'invite au Parlement' on September 27.
Montreal plans to see 300,000 people taking part in the march and Thunberg's participation has been highly anticipated throughout the city.
And it looks like people are so excited to see her here that they've been offering to lend her electric cars. But "one of the funniest" offers she received was from the Terminator himself.
Earlier this week in an interview with Scandinavian talk showSkavlan, Thunberg said, "A lot of people have offered to lend us, for example, their electric car. One of the funniest offers I've received is that Arnold Schwarzenegger has offered me to lend his electric car if I want to."
Host Fredrik Skavlan later said, according to Newsweek and The Washington Examiner, that Thunberg and her father will, indeed, be taking Schwarzenegger's car to Canada. Is there anything this girl can't score? Not only does she get the keys to a Hollywood movie star's vehicle, but she will also receive a key to the city of Montreal after Friday's climate march.
Thunberg will be arriving from New York City where was invited to speak at the United Nations summit on climate action. The impassioned speech has now gone viral.
While in Montreal, Thunberg is expected to meet with Mayor Valérie Plante one-on-one at city hall. Journalists will have a chance to snap pics but the two will not be answering any questions. Hey, it's busy work trying to save the world.
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The city has been gearing up for the massive march for weeks now. Some schools have cancelled classes allowing students to attend and show their support. Justin Trudeau has also announced that he will march alongside Thunberg.
Tomorrows march takes place at 12 p.m at the Statue de George-Étienne Cartier.