Another massive climate strike has taken over the streets of Vancouver. It's estimated that there are 8,000 people marching in the Vancouver climate strike this Friday, October 25, CTV News reports. Leading the march is 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. She's set to speak in front of the crowd as the march wraps up.

Climate strikes have been taking place all over Canada for the past several weeks. Hundreds of thousands of people have marched together, colourful and impactful signs in hand, to demonstrate to world leaders that something needs to be done about the climate crisis. 

Greta Thunberg has been at the forefront of many of these strikes in Canada. She gave a speech in Edmonton last week and spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on one occasion. After respectfully declining her invite to Victoria, Thunberg is now in Vancouver to take part in the march. 

Thunberg is expected to address the crowd with one of her iconic speeches this Friday. Thousands have taken over the streets, shutting down traffic and flooding every corner of the rally space. Police are facilitating the crowds and warn drivers that delays are expected in the area.

Thunberg has led over 60 Fridays for Future rallies so far, so the fact that she drew this large of a crowd in Vancouver is not that surprising. 

People have now taken to the streets to partake in the march. Following the march, everyone will return to the Vancouver Art Gallery. During Thunberg's Edmonton speech, she stated that a whopping 7.5 million people across the globe are currently participating in this movement. 

"Imagine what we could do together if we really wanted to. Nothing is impossible if enough people stand united,” said Thunberg. 

According to the Facebook event for the Vancouver climate strike, everything will end at 2 p.m. PST. Vancouver-Granville elect Jodi Wilson-Raybould is also participating in today's event, along with thousands of local students who were given the day off school.

Following the Vancouver event, Thunberg has not stated where she will go next. However, we're sure that she has some big things planned.


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