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Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg to rally in Denver

Posted at 4:07 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 18:07:08-04

DENVER — A 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden will be in Denver Friday.

Greta Thunberg will rally with members of a Denver-area environmental activist group called Fridays For Future Denver Strike.

The rally will be begin Friday at noon at Civic Center Park’s Greek Amphitheater.

The teen is a favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced Friday at 3 a.m. MST. Denver’s planned rally will be the teen’s first public appearance following the announcement.

Thunberg traveled to the United States in August on a sailboat to promote her climate change campaign. She garnered international attention when she scolde d world leaders at the United Nations.

"How dare you?" she kept saying to some of the world's most powerful people, accusing them of ignoring the science behind climate change. "You are failing us."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.