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 At Least 150 Dead, 1.5 Million Impacted as Cyclone Idai Slams Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe Boeing crashes cast spotlight on US aviation regulator Counterfeit and pirated goods represent 3.3% of global trade: report AFP: Shooting in Utrecht was at ‘several locations’ BREAKING: ‘Multiple wounded’ in Dutch tram shooting: Police-AFP for Jakarta Post | # AsiaNewsNetwork More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm AFP: At least one dead in Dutch tram shooting Scotland captain Robertson misses Kazak trip Assault on IS jihadist redoubt in Syria grinds on Balotelli not fit enough to play for Italy – Mancini Russian court jails top Chechen rights activist for 4 years NBA: Sixers down Bucks despite Giannis’ 52, Knicks stun LeBron and Lakers with late rally Do These Photographs Depict the Libyan Slave Trade? We’ll not deploy PVT for March 9 polls – YIAGA Photo Finish Caracas expels German envoy for backing Guaido Manhunt after three dead in Dutch tram attack Bomb attacks kill five Burkina troops, police 28 killed in Syria by Daesh landmines, US bombings Netanyahu leaked reports about hacking of Gantz phone 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.