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Thunberg hopes Germany will lead in climate protection

Earlier she said at a rally infront of the German parliament that voting alone was not be enough to ensure governments take urgent action against climate change. She told the crowd that they needed to "go out on the streets" to demand climate action from governments.

Thunberg said that the protest againt climate change does not stop after the election. "This is only the beginning," she told Reuters TV. "This is an opportunity to mobilize more people because voting alone will not be enough."

Young people around the world took to the streets on Friday to demand urgent action to avert disastrous climate change, in their largest protest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The strike takes place five weeks before the U.N. COP26 summit, which aims to secure more ambitious climate action from world leaders to drastically cut the greenhouse gas emissions heating the planet.

Friday's strike marked the in-person return of the youth climate protests that in 2019 drew more than six million people onto the streets, before the COVID-19 pandemic largely halted the mass gatherings and pushed much of the action online.

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