Ahead of her usual weekly school strikes to raise awareness of climate change, Greta Thunberg has told her followers to avoid large public gatherings and instead campaign online because of the coronavirus crisis.
She wrote on Twitter: “In a crisis we change our behaviour and adapt to the new circumstances for the greater good of society. Join the #DigitalStrike.”
Minutes after her tweet, hundreds of young demonstrators posted photos of themselves using the hashtag #ClimateStrikeOnline to show they had missed school.
School strike week 82. In a crisis we change our behaviour and adapt to the new circumstances for the greater good of society.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) March 13, 2020
Day 1 of my #climatestrikeonline ,Week 7 of my 2020 weekly climate strike. You may be by yourself striking today but you are never alone in the battle for climate justice! #climatejustice @GretaThunberg @saoi4climate @AnnaKernahan @isabelle_ax @rikkednielsen @vanessa_vash pic.twitter.com/kySAt0o57r
— Elijah Mckenzie-Jackson (@elijahmckenzee) March 13, 2020