Greta Thunberg says she wanted to come to Bristol because the 'climate change movement is very strong in the city'.
Thousands of people today gathered at a rally to hear her speak in the city centre, before a march through the city.
She said "if enough people push for change, change will come."
She also reflected on how expansion plans for Bristol Airport were turned down this month by North Somerset Council - which has declared a climate emergency - generating cheers from the assembled crowd.
One person in the crowd took to Twitter to reflect on the schools strike and point out 'there's children with climate strike signs bigger than them'.
Below are some of the major Tweets shared this afternoon:
Anyone heading out to see @GretaThunberg today is more than welcome to come and use our facilities – we have loos, baby-changing units, free water refills and space to stay dry! ☔ You can find us on King Street! pic.twitter.com/6bCur6H52Q— Bristol Old Vic (@BristolOldVic) February 28, 2020
Welcome @GretaThunberg & all the young people who've come to #Bristol today— Marvin Rees (@MarvinJRees) February 28, 2020
We're a city at the forefront of action on climate & social justice & have just launched our Climate Strategy with the urgent action needed to achieve #CarbonNeutrality by 2030: https://t.co/xqFEPuYdPZ pic.twitter.com/Cr16zxIJp2
A team of our #climate scientists are at the #GretaThunberg rally at College Green this morning. If you have any questions about #ClimateChange or #ClimateScience they will be very pleased to chat...@cabotinstitute pic.twitter.com/QdoTF0YQ0r— Bristol University 🎓 (@BristolUni) February 28, 2020
#Greta takes to the stage...change is coming...she is telling us....and we are not backing down....and many thousands here in Bristol are yelling in agreement! #GretaThunberg #Bristol #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/98i05qmQSD— Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (@HughFW) February 28, 2020
Greta Thunberg addresses 30,000 at climate strike in Bristol. pic.twitter.com/GfPtghSfOZ— The Ecologist (@the_ecologist) February 28, 2020
Thank you to all volunteers, council staff, @ASPolice and @swasFT for keeping everyone safe on College Green during the protest organised by #BristolYS4C— Bristol City Council (@BristolCouncil) February 28, 2020
Photo credit @design_bristol pic.twitter.com/ZNRkJ78kCt