Young boy shields Greta Thunberg from photographers on Capitol Hill

Guardian News

Published on Sep 17, 2019

Photographers hoping to get a shot of Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg had to contend with a young boy who attempted to shield the often shy teenager from the media. The spontaneous act elicited a smile from Thunberg. Thunberg was attending an event on Capitol Hill and had opted not to speak at the event, choosing instead to listen as other teens spoke about their own environmental concerns. Thunberg attended a Senate climate crisis task force on Tuesday, and told lawmakers: ‘Don’t invite us here to just tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it because it doesn’t lead to anything.’

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