Greta gets rousing welcome
Thunberg met a group of climate activists, who held hands as they sang a chorus of “Fight for Climate Justice”
- Published 7.12.19, 1:21 AM
- Updated 7.12.19, 1:21 AM
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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