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Huge mural of Greta Thunberg goes up in downtown San Francisco

A massive mural of Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is going up near Union Square in the heart of San Francisco.

“We’re hoping [the mural] is going to touch people and that it will open up their hearts and minds to the unbridled conviction of Greta’s message,” said Paul Scott, executive director of One Atmosphere, the nonprofit that commissioned the work.

Andrés Petreselli, the artist painting the mural, says he is deeply inspired by Thunberg’s activism: “We’re pretty much at the beginning of our extinction, so if we don’t do anything right now, it’s going to be too late.”

Large murals of Thunberg have also gone up in England and Canada.

The San Francisco mural is still being detailed and is expected to be completed early next week.