In pictures: Global climate strike March 16, 2019 Share Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Linkedin ReddIt Email Print Tumblr Telegram StumbleUpon VK Digg LINE Viber Click here to view original web page at www.politico.euGreta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, sparked the youth movement and marched Friday in Stockholm. She was at the forefront of a wave of global protests | Pontus Lundahl/AFP via Getty Images New Zealand was among the first countries to begin protesting Friday, before the country was rocked by a terrorist attack in Christchurch. A young girl holds up a placard in Wellington | Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images In Sydney, one protester holds a placard reading "I was hoping for a cooler death" | Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images There were protests in Asia too. These children in New Delhi joined the demonstration ... | Laurene Becquart/AFP via Getty Images ... as did students in Tokyo ... | Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images ... and people of all ages in Seoul | Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images The protests were particularly large across Europe. Italian students demonstrated in Turin ... | Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images ... and in Rome at the Piazza Venezia | Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images In Athens, female protesters hold up pro-climate placards | Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP via Getty Images A student shouts through a megaphone in Barcelona | Lluis Gene/AFP via Getty Images A group of schoolchildren hold up a giant globe in Lund, Sweden | Johan Nilsson/AFP via Getty Images There was a major protest outside the Reichstag in Berlin ... | Sean Gallup/Getty Images ... while the Hofburg Palace in Vienna also saw a mass demonstration | Georg Hochmuth/AFP via Getty Images In Copenhagen, students hold up a banner featuring an abused "Mother Earth" | Tariq Mikkel Khan/AFP via Getty Images And in Helsinki, a large group gathered on the steps outside the city's cathedral | Heikki Saukkomaa/AFP via Getty Images Despite Brexit dominating the national conversation, climate was top of the agenda for young protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in London | Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images North of the border, students protested outside the Scottish parliament building in Edinburgh | Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images In Brussels, a protester holds a sign: "We won’t be able to tell our children we knew nothing" | Laurenz Gehrke/POLITICO Oceania, Europe and Asia were all covered — and Pretoria in South Africa also saw a significant youth protest | Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images The article originally appeared on www.politico.eu RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pakistan PM Imran Khan slams hotel attack as bid to damage economy Sri Lanka Catholics hold first Sunday mass after Easter attacks 37 Bangladeshi migrants drown off Tunisian coast ‘Sex strike’ call over Georgia abortion law fuels Hollywood boycott debate Several killed in attack on Catholic church in Burkina Faso Philippine President Duterte may become more powerful after Monday’s elections Premier League quotes of the season Go out, vote despite blasts: AFP tells voters AFP: Earthquake in Panama leaves five injured, minor damage Lack of US-China trade deal weighs on Asian markets Vietnam seizes half tonne of ketamine in crackdown on synthetic drugs Pakistan to get $6bn IMF lifeline to ease economic crisis Sudan: Bashir’s family appoints 4 lawyers for his defense Jordan: Trade unions call for reform through inclusive conference Lebanese Maronite patriarch who opposed Syrian army presence dies Argentine lawmaker dies of wounds suffered in brazen shooting Philippines votes in polls expected to strengthen Duterte Poland’s Kaczynski vows crackdown on child sex abuse ‘Inspirational’ Djokovic wins third Madrid title and 33rd Masters Mumbai Indians claim record fourth IPL title with one-run triumph LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.