Activist Greta Thunberg joined global climate protests from South Dakota Monday (October 8).
The sixteen-year-old made a surprise announcement she'd join a local march when she visited Native American reservations to meet with activists.
She led a march in downtown Rapid City.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) CLIMATE ACTIVIST, GRETA THUNBERG, SAYING: "We're standing up right now and we will not back down because we know what is at stake and we will never give up." Thunberg drew global attention after scolding world leaders at the U.N over climate change.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) CLIMATE ACTIVIST, GRETA THUNBERG, SAYING: " I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean.
Yet you all come to us young people for hope.
How dare you?
The Swedish activist is on an American tour ahead ahead of a UN-sponsored climate conference in Chile this December.
The number of novel coronavirus cases in the United States topped 7 million - more than 20% of the world's total - as Midwest states reported spikes in COVID-19 infections in September, according to a Reuters tally. Freddie Joyner has more.
Nicholas Sandmann, the former high school teenager from Kentucky who gained national attention for staring at a Native American activist in front of the Lincoln Memorial with a 'MAGA' hat on, slammed the media on the second night of the RNC on Tuesday for what he said was its promotion of an "anti-Christian" and "anti-Donald Trump" narrative.
A divided world has failed to rise to the challenge of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday and warned concerted action was needed to prevent millions of people from being pushed into poverty and hunger. Fred Katayama reports.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 16 dedicated to the nation 17 recently developed bio-fortified varieties of eight crops on World Food Day. He said that, "This year's Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to the World Food Program is a big achievement. India is happy that our contribution and association with it has been historic."
Environmental activists have climbed on to the Scottish Parliament building ina protest against fossil fuels. Three members of Extinction Rebellion Scotlanddraped a banner reading “Choose Oil or Choose Life” from an overhang above thepublic entrance to Holyrood.The entrance has been closed to the public forsome time due to the Covid-19 pandemic and access to the building is currentlythrough other routes.
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The statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square has been vandalised during an Extinction Rebellion protest in central London. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Protesters were arrested after gluing themselves to a road in central London,aiming to disrupt the Prime Minister's journey to Parliament for PMQs. Atleast three people were arrested, including Will, who says the climateemergency is far worse than the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Government isignoring the issue. Demonstrators have also occupied trees in ParliamentSquare and held theatrical performances to highlight their cause.
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