Activist Greta Thunberg arrested during environmental protest in Netherlands

The Swede was protesting in The Hague against fossil fuel subsidies, as part of an Extinction Rebellion mobilization.



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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrested during an Extinction Rebellion protest in The Hague, Netherlands, April 6, 2024. (RAMON VAN FLYMEN / ANP)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was arrested on Saturday April 6 in The Hague, Netherlands, during a demonstration by the environmental group Extinction Rebellion, which was protesting against fossil fuel subsidies. The activist and other demonstrators were waiting on a bus, while the police continued to make arrests, noted an AFP correspondent.

Greta Thunberg has already been arrested several times in similar demonstrations. This was particularly the case in January, when she protested against the expansion of a coal mine in Lützerath, in western Germany. Her identity was verified, then she was released, according to a local police spokesperson. Last October, she was arrested in London (United Kingdom), during a demonstration on the sidelines of an oil and gas conference.

Famous around the world since 2019 and the first world youth climate day, the environmental activist regularly participates in rallies opposing infrastructure projects, such as the A69 motorway between Castres and Toulouse, in February.

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