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Speaking at a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, Friday, Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg put a heckler in their place – who tried to interrupt her speech.

“I think if you want to speak with me personally, maybe you can do it later,” Thunberg said before the crowd erupted, chanting her first name.

The 16-year-old activist has been traveling around North America to raise awareness about her passion on climate change.

The incident took place whilst Greta was imploring fellow youth leaders to speak out in the fight against global warming when she paused as someone at the front of the stage tried to speak over her.

“It can be hard in times like these to find hope, I can tell you,” Thunberg said before the interruption from the heckler. “And I can tell you I have not found much hope in politicians and corporations. It is the people who are now our greatest source of hope.

“While we young people may not be able to vote or make decisions today, we have something just as powerful,” she said. “And that is our voices. And we need to use them.”

As she had in previous speeches, Thunberg laid into adults for their inaction on fighting climate change.

“It is we young people who are the future,” she continued. “There is not enough time to wait for us to grow up and become the ones in charge because we need to tackle the climate and ecological emergency right now.”

“If the adults and people in power are too immature to realise that, then we need to let them know,” Thunberg added. “Change is coming whether you like it or not.”