People were on a global school strike for climate on March 15, 2019. The Fridays For Future initiative, first started by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg has now spread to thousands of places in the world and include over 1 million people. Fridays For Future in a rainy Stockholm om March 15, 2019, saw tens of thousands of people in a march meeting up at Mynttorget with speeches from Skolstrejkarna (the school strikers) including Greta Thunberg herself. People chanted Keep it in the ground and a call for politicians to take the climate crisis seriously. Music by First Aid Kit, Smith & Thell, Menke, Petra Marklund, Tjuvjakt and a choir. The majority of the crowd were school kids who decided to join others in a strike for climate, and I spoke to a few of them. 

Blog post: http://theswedishlad.se/fridays-for-future/

The background to this movement was 15 year old Greta Thunberg who sat outside of Swedish parliament in August, 2018, striking from school, saying she would not go back to school before the Swedish general election in September. She demanded that the Swedish government reduce carbon emissions in accordance to the Paris Agreement. She sat everyday outside of the Swedish Riksdag with a sign that said: Skolstrejk för klimatet (school strikes for the climate). After the election, she continued to strike on Fridays, which prompted people around the world to start doing the same. She was inspired by the activists at Parkland School in Florida and their March for our lives initiative. Following her initiative she was voted the most important woman of the year in Sweden this year, as well as a nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Intro graphics by Oliver Holmgren & Erica Svejderud.
Music is used with permission from Epidemic Sound.

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-Martin in Sweden 


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