Thunberg urges global strikes to 'uproot the system'

Focusing on a theme of "uproot the system", Thunberg said that the crisis has not disappeared during the pandemic and that the time has come for physical manifestations again, saying "it's even more urgent now than it was before."

Thunberg and her fellow climate activists moved their protests online during the COVID-19 pandemic, and with vaccines rolling out and restrictions being lifted around the world, the activists feel comfortable returning to public actions.

Friday's action will be a global strike taking place in locations around the world, with Thunberg herself expected to attend an event in Germany.