ENVIRONMENTAL activists have painted a mural on the side of another property.

The picture on a house in Montreal Road in Hanover, Brighton, shows the Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg against a forest background where a monkey battles against a digger.

It is the latest mural in the city to be organised by action group Extinction Rebellion – a large painting of an endangered African wild dog was painted on the side of a house in St Luke’s Road last month.

Amelia Smith, who owns the property in Montreal Road, said members of Extinction Rebellion had approached her about the mural and she and her family were happy for them to paint it.

She said: “They just did it on Saturday. My kids wanted Greta on it and they’ve also chosen the quote, but that hasn’t been painted yet. I think it’s going to go up next to the Extinction Rebellion logo.”

Ms Smith said the quote will be “The eyes of all future generations are upon you”, which was part of an emotional speech Greta Thunberg gave at a United Nations summit last month.

In it she accused world leaders of “betrayal” and said they had failed to deliver significant commitments to address global warming and climate change.

Ms Smith said she was proud to have Greta Thunberg’s message on the side of her home. “My teenagers go on all the climate strike marches,” she said.

The mural was painted by Brighton graffiti artist Mick Mowgli, who has created a lot of street art in the city, including a scene that features Arnold Schwarzenegger on a wall in Trafalgar Lane.

Ms Smith added: “If you look at his Instagram you’ll see he’s got quite a distinctive and dark style, but you can definitely tell that it’s Greta. I think it’s pretty cool.”

Members of Extinction Rebellion Brighton left the city yesterday to take part in an “international rebellion” demonstration in central London.

Protesters from around the country marched through Whitehall and outside No 10, while others gathered at sites around London to set up camps. Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, was in attendance.

According to its website, Extinction Rebellion intends to “peacefully shut down all roads into Westminster and non-violently disrupt the government until our leaders agree to take emergency action”.