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Greta Thunberg joins LA protest of oil drilling Friday, 1 November 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish girl who accused international leaders of standing idly by as global warming threatens to destroy the planet in a speech shared around the world is joining young activists in Los Angeles for a protest aimed at getting California out of the oil-drilling business.

Thunberg is the scheduled keynote speaker at Friday's downtown rally organized by Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles as part of an effort to have the state put more restrictions on oil extraction, especially in densely populated urban neighborhoods like those dotting Los Angeles and surrounding cities.

"Our goal is to shut down oil wells that are around communities where people are suffering," said 17-year-old Kailynn Cruz, lead organizer of the protest that plans a march from City Hall to Gov. Gavin Newsom's Los Angeles office. Protesters want California, one of the nation's largest oil-producing states, to eventually end petroleum extraction.

After members of her group saw Thunberg lead thousands in a global-warming protest last month in New York they decided to invite her to Los Angeles.

The teen, who arrived in New York from her native Sweden in a zero-emissions sailboat, eviscerated world leaders in a passionate speech at the United Nations on Sept. 23, accusing them of taking away her childhood and endangering her future by making promises to attack global warming but not doing so.

"For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear," she said, citing global-warming statistics. "How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you're doing enough when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight."

Earlier this week she refused a Nordic Council Environment Prize and the $52,000 that comes with it, saying now is...

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