WASHINGTON - Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has shot to global fame for inspiring worldwide student strikes to promote action against climate change, took her mission to President Donald Trump’s doorstep on Friday with a protest outside the White House.
Hundreds of mostly young people gathered across the street from the White House to meet her carrying signs reading "People or Profit?" and "Warming!", chanting "This is a crisis, act like it!" and "Business as usual is not enough."
Jennifer Morash, a doctoral candidate in plant science, brought her daughter Adeline, 9, to the rally after getting permission from her school in Maryland.
"I just want to make sure we all have a happy future and for people to take climate change seriously," Adeline said."
Many protesters laid down and kept still for 11 minutes for a "die in" representing 11 years they said that scientists believe the world has to make changes needed to stave off dangerous climate change.