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Swedish activist tweets April Fool’s joke to end school strike

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TOPSHOT - Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg smiles during a TV interview at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, on January 25, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. - Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg has inspired a wave of climate protests by schoolchildren around the world after delivering a fiery speech at the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland last month. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

teenage climate Greta Thunberg has made a name for herself for being down to earth and deeply concerned over looming , but briefly broke the mould on Monday.

Thunberg unexpectedly tweeted that she was ending her and rally outside the parliament that began in August. It has since snowballed into a global wave of school strikes urging action to tackle .

“After talking to so many of our leaders I have now realised that they have the climate crisis under control, they understand the emergency and are ready to act. So I’ve now decided to stop striking and go back to school for good. I will no longer on Fridays,’’ she wrote on Twitter.

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However, Monday, 1, is no ordinary Monday, but Fool’s Day. A few minutes later the 16-year-old tweeted: “Only joking of course!” #AprilFoolsDay.”

Thunberg on Friday joined thousands of pupils in Berlin at a “Fridays for Future” rally ending at the Brandenburg Gate. (dpa/NAN)

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