Greta Thunberg plans to join North Carolina climate strike

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg speaks after a climate change march in Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Thunberg says young people are rall...
Climate activist Greta Thunberg, second from left, holding a sign, poses photos with other activists during a student-led climate change march in Los ...
Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks after a student-led climate change march in Los Angeles, on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Thunberg says young people ar...

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg speaks after a climate change march in Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Thunberg says young people are rall...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, second from left, holding a sign, poses photos with other activists during a student-led climate change march in Los ...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks after a student-led climate change march in Los Angeles, on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Thunberg says young people ar...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg says she plans to attend a youth-lead climate rally in North Carolina this week.

Thunberg tweeted Wednesday that she will join the strike Friday at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. Thunberg gained international attention for a speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September.

News outlets report the protest Friday is being organized by the student-led N.C. Climate Strike movement. Hundreds of people attended a rally the group hosted in September, the same day millions of people around the world skipped school and work to urge government action on climate change.