How dare you!
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was carried off by German authorities for protesting a coal mine; she was among a group of protesters who allegedly “stormed” toward the face of the Garzweiler open-cast mine, which officials described as “steep and extremely dangerous,” The Hill reports.
“Greta Thunberg was part of a group of activists who rushed towards the ledge,” the Aachen police spokesperson told Reuters. “However, she was then stopped and carried by us with this group out of the immediate danger area to establish their identity.”
From The Hill:
Thunberg was carried away from the area by several police officers, Reuters reported, adding she was later seen sitting alone inside a police bus.
The Aachen police spokesperson noted that Thunberg, along with other activists who were detained by authorities, will be released later in the day.
“There is no reason to hold them for days,” the spokesperson told Reuters. “It might take hours or they will go immediately.”
Authorities removed Thunberg and other demonstrators from the village of Lützerath on Sunday after officials said they refused to comply with their efforts to clear the area.
Demonstrators have protested the pending demolition of the coal village for the extension of the Garzweiler coal mine.
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