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Climate campaign star Greta Thunberg 'will meet Macron' after Paris march

Greta Thunberg at Friday's climate march in Paris.
Greta Thunberg at Friday's climate march in Paris.
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By Chris HarrisCristina Abellan Matamoros
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Thunberg has become a celebrity by skipping lessons every Friday to protest over global warming outside the Swedish parliament.

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Swedish climate campaign star Greta Thunberg was set to meet French President Emmanuel Macron after joining thousands of people at a demonstration in Paris.

The 16-year-old, who has inspired a burgeoning protest movement in Europe and beyond, went to the Elysee with several other youngsters from Belgium, Germany and France.

Thunberg has become a celebrity by skipping lessons every Friday to protest over global warming outside the Swedish parliament.

"When I started the strike I didn’t know what to expect," Thunberg said in Paris. "But it feels incredible and I wish that adults would take more responsibility."

"Kids shouldn’t have to do this," she added.

Thunberg travelled to Paris after a day in Brussels on Thursday, which included another march and a speech in front of EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Euronews journalist Cristina Abellan Matamoros, who was at Friday's march, said: "There's a lot of energy among the youth and older generations.

"The younger generations really want something to be done by politicians and they find it is a crime nothing is being done and want action now."

READ: Thousands of Belgian students are skipping class to protest against climate change

READ: Youth Strike 4 Climate: Thousands of UK students march for the planet

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