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Climate Strike In Denver: Activist Greta Thunberg Joins Crowd in Civic Center Park

DENVER (AP) - Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg led a climate strike in Denver on Friday. The event near the Colorado state Capitol included a panel of youth activists and ended with a "die-in" that organizers said would symbolize those people facing danger and death because of climate change.

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Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg, 16, speaks during a "FridaysForFuture" climate protest at Civic Center Park in Denver on Oct. 11, 2019. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

Thunberg has staged weekly "Fridays for Future" demonstrations for a year to call for faster action against climate change. She has inspired students around the world to skip classes on Fridays to demonstrate as well.

The 16-year-old sailed to the U.S. in August to promote her climate change campaign. She garnered international attention when she scolded world leaders at the United Nations.

She's touring the Americas for several months, concluding with a U.N. climate conference in Chile in December.

Climate Strike: Greta Thunberg leads activists at Denver's City Center Park

Climate Strike: Greta Thunberg leads activists at Denver's City Center Park

Posted by CBS Denver on Friday, October 11, 2019

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