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Greta gets rousing welcome

Thunberg met a group of climate activists, who held hands as they sang a chorus of “Fight for Climate Justice”

By Reuters in Madrid
  • Published 7.12.19, 1:21 AM
  • Updated 7.12.19, 1:21 AM
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives to take part in a protest in Madrid, Friday Dec. 6, 2019. AP

Greeted by a group of singing young activists and the massed ranks of the world's media, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg arrived at the UN climate summit in Madrid on Friday, having taken a catamaran, train and electric car to reach the venue.

Arriving in a small electric car at the conference venue, a series of hangar-like halls near Madrid’s international airport, Thunberg met a group of climate activists, who held hands as they sang a chorus of “Fight for Climate Justice”.

The Swede reached Chamartin train station in the Spanish capital on the night train Lusitania, completing a low-carbon expedition, including a 21-day catamaran voyage across the Atlantic. Thunberg was again mobbed by a crowd of reporters but did not speak, instead tweeting later: “I successfully managed to sneak into Madrid this morning.” Reuters