Teen who sparked school climate strikes is cheered by eco mob who crippled London

Mail Online | 4/22/2019 | Jack Elsom;Jessica Green For Mailonline
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The teenage climate activist who inspired a series of classroom walkouts ignited a fresh fire under the belly of London's eco-warriors this evening as she hailed their disruptive protests.

Greta Thunberg, 16, whipped up a crowd of animated Existence Rebellion demonstrators as she vowed to fight back against world leaders who she accused of standing idly by while an 'ecological crisis' unfolds.

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The Swedish campaigner said: 'For way too long the politicians and people in power have got away with not doing anything at all to fight the climate crisis and ecological crisis.

'But we will make sure that they will not get away with it any longer.'

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Her intervention to bolster the Existence Rebellion protest - which stretched into its seventh day yesterday - came as the movement's ringleaders agreed to 'pause' their rallies which paralysed the capital's transport system last week.

A spokesperson said there would be no escalation of activity on Bank Holiday Monday, but warned that the disruption could get 'much worse' if politicians were not open to their negotiation requests.

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The group will no longer hold a picnic on the Westway by Edgware Road Underground station, which would have stopped traffic on the busy A-road on the last day of the long Easter weekend.

Yet Greta's rallying cry to demonstrators may pave the way for renewed enthusiasm to continue with the protests.

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Addressing climate activists at Marble Arch, she said: 'Humanity is now standing at a crossroads. We must now decide which path we want to take.

'How do we want the future living conditions for all living species to be like?

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'We have gathered here today, and in many other places throughout London and across the world too, we have gathered today because we have chosen which path we want to take and now we are waiting for the others...
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