The Hague: Greta Thunberg arrested at local weather protest | EUROtoday

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DSwedish local weather activist Greta Thunberg was arrested at an illustration within the Netherlands. Police took the 21-year-old away in The Hague, Swedish media reported. The protests have been organized by the group Extinction Rebellion (XR). The A12 motorway was briefly blocked and the police additionally used water cannon towards the demonstration, the stories stated.

The A12, which runs by means of the centre of The Hague, has been the main target of protests for a while now. Activists need the Netherlands to remove all state subsidies for fossil fuels resembling coal, oil and fuel.

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Carola Rackete (independent)

Thunberg was arrested in April throughout protests in The Hague. Police additionally arrested the activist on the finish of May throughout pro-Palestinian protests towards Israel's participation within the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Malmö. Around two weeks in the past, Thunberg was additionally arrested throughout an XR protest within the Finnish capital Helsinki.