School strikes to continue until future saved, says Thunberg

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday (February 14) that school strikes, now in their 78th week, would go on until those in power did what was required to "save our future".

Hundreds of people took part in a school strike march near the Swedish parliament in Stockholm on Friday, the place where Thunberg started her school strike in August 2018 to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.

The two-kilometre march ended in Medborgarplatsen square where Thunberg addressed the protesters.

The demonstration was part of a nation-wide school strike for the climate, organised by the Fridays for Future movement.

According to Friday For Future's estimates, millions of people have taken part in 95,000 strike events across the world since the movement started.

The next global school strike is planned to take place on April 24.