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Prolific teen activist Greta Thunberg has called for her Fridays For Future campaign to go digital as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to worsen.

The 17-year-old environmentalist encouraged fellow strikers to avoid large group gatherings – which may be banned in the UK from next week – and strike against the climate crisis through social media.

‘Change our behavior’

“School strike week 82. In a crisis, we change our behavior and adapt to the new circumstances fo the greater good of society,” Thunberg wrote on Twitter.

“Join the #DigitalStrike – post a pic of you with a sign and use #ClimateStrikeOnline ! #schoolstrike4climate #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike #COVID?19.”

Thunberg also retweeted a post calling for climate emergency to be declared, after COVID-19 is now officially a ‘global crisis’

‘The battle for climate justice’

Many environmentalists got involved with the digital strike – including 16-year-old environmentalist Elijah Mckenzie-Jackson.

On Twitter, Jackson posted a picture of him in his room with a sign that read ‘Liar Liar Earth Is On Fire’.

“You may be by yourself striking today but you are never alone in the battle for climate justice!” he Tweeted.

You can learn more about Fridays For Future here

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.