A TRIBUTE to the climate change campaigner, Greta Thunberg, has been placed on Reading's Broad Street, but she's very much alive.

Situated outside Marks and Spencers, it shows a picture of the 16-year-old environmentalist surrounded by flowers and a snipping from the i newspaper detailing Greta's speech to the United Nations (UN) earlier this week.

Miss Thunberg, from Sweden, made a speech to world leaders at a UN summit explaining governments have betrayed young people, on Monday.

In the emotionally charged speech she said: “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words."

She added: "The eyes of all future generations are upon you.

"And if you choose to fail us I say we will never forgive you.

"We will not let you get away with this.

"Right here, right now is where we draw the line.”

Miss Thunberg inspired the global climate strikes that took place across the world last Friday and right here in Reading.

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The tribute has been left close to that of PC Andrew Harper who lost his life whilst attending to reports of a burglary near Sulhamstead last month.