- Greta Thunberg is officially coming to Montreal to march in protest against Climate Change.
- She made her trip to North America in a zero emission sail boat.
- She will march in the Montreal protest on September 27th, full details of the event at the bottom of this article.
If there has ever been a perfect example of, "Don't judge someone based on their age," Greta Thunberg is it. The teenage dynamo has sparked a fire in the hearts of people across the world, her age and Asperger's be damned.
The Swedish activist has helped her peers across the globe feel empowered to speak up and demand more from their political leaders, and in doing so, she's managed to get more than a handful of adults on board, too.
In fact, she's got so many people on board she was able to get a team to sail her from Europe to North America in order for her to continue her work on this side of the pond without the carbon footprint of an international flight.
Thunberg made her way to New York City first, to participate in the United Nations Climate Action Summit that is happening on September 23rd in the Big Apple.
Then, she's headed our way the following week to participate in the protest being planned by 'La Planète s'invite au Parlement,' which is scheduled to take place throughout Montreal.
Thunberg sent out the tweet below while on her zero-emissions sail across the Atlantic, en route to New York for the Climate Action Summit.
When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go. And then you know you’re wi… https://t.co/0LHxi6ZUa4— Greta Thunberg (@Greta Thunberg) 1567287890.0
In a thread of tweets, Thunberg admitted that there were times when her Asperger's kept her from living life to its fullest, but now she's empowered because she can clearly see what a positive impact it has had in terms of this global movement.
The thread of tweets received a lot of responses, both positive and negative, including the now-infamous tweet by Quebec politician Maxime Bernier. Learn more about that whole story at the link below.
In March, Thunberg made a point of highlighting Montreal's participation in the SchoolStrike4Climate, tweeting out the video below of the massive manifestation that took place throughout the city.
Montreal, Canada. https://t.co/SUKBSQVdx1— Greta Thunberg (@Greta Thunberg) 1552680248.0
This month's protest is sure to be as big of a turnout, if not more. Support for the cause has only grown and even political leaders are showing their support and excitement for Thunberg's appearance and participation in Montreal.
Greta, Montréal et moi, on t’attend à bras ouverts! On se voit dans la rue le 27 septembre✊ https://t.co/GDa3nEnVyp… https://t.co/oCjOrLRgfX— Manon Massé (@Manon Massé) 1567987050.0
The tweet above was sent out by Quebec Solidaire spokesperson Manon Massé. The tweet reads:
Greta, Montreal and I are waiting for you with open arms! See you in the street on September 27th.
Over 1,4mn on #SchoolStrike4Climate yesterday according to latest update. 2083 places in 125 countries on all conti… https://t.co/97jwJ4JPyg— Greta Thunberg (@Greta Thunberg) 1552726176.0
Thunberg also shared this picture of the protests that happened in March near the end of the school year.
Now that school is back in session, it's time to get back to work! To learn more about the several protests that will be happening in and around Montreal over the next two months, take a look at this article here.
La Planète s'invite au Parlement - Climate Crisis Protest in Montreal with Greta Thunberg
What: Climate Crisis Protest
When: Friday, September 27th, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Starts at the George-Étienne Cartier statue in Parc du Mont-Royal on ave du Parc
To count yourself in, head to their Facebook event page for Montreal here.
To see a full list of locations that protests will be taking place across Quebec, head to the events list here.