Environmental activist Greta Thunberg In Germany, people were detained during protests against the demolition of a village for an expanding coal mine. He was later released after an identity check, police said. While protesting against the Garzweiler 2 open-cast coal mine, Greta Thunberg was picked up by the police after she warned the protesters that they would be removed by force if they did not move away from the edge of the mine.
Why is the protest happening?
Protests erupted after a village in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany was cleared to allow the mine to expand after its owner RWE agreed with the German government that it could demolish Luetzerath. Climate activists believe that Germany should not involve itself in mining and instead focus on renewable energy options.
What is it Greta Thunberg Said on the protest?
Addressing around 6,000 protesters who marched to Luetzerath, Greta Thunberg called the mine expansion “a betrayal of present and future generations”.
“Germany is one of the biggest polluters in the world and needs to be held accountable,” the Swedish activist said.
What happened during the protest?
Greta Thunberg He was taken away by three police officers as he was seen holding on to one arm near the edge of the mine. He was then led to a police van.
“Greta Thunberg was part of a group of workers who ran to the edge. However, she was then stopped and quickly taken out of the danger zone with the group,” police said, according to Reuters. went to establish their identity.”