Young climate activist Greta Thunberg was arrested in Germany on Tuesday. According to Reuters, Greta was taking part in a protest against an open-pit coal mine near Lützerath.
Reuters quoted a witness as saying that he saw the young activist sitting on a police bus.
Last Sunday, the police expelled Thunberg from the demonstration that had been taking place for several days in the village of Luzerat near Dusseldorf.
The goal of the German government is Expand the Garzweiler coal mine, which will lead to the destruction of the village.
In remarks to The Daily TelegraphThe youth activist accuses the environmental party Os Verdes of complicity with the actions of the fossil fuel company RWE, by allowing the village to be destroyed in return for ending coal use in 2030.
The group of protesters carried out peaceful protests, which, according to photos shared by Greta herself, were met with a violent response from the German police.
The police justified the arrest of the demonstrators by saying that they were in a dangerous place, so they proceeded to remove them by force, one by one.
to me WDR Regional Public TelevisionThunberg and the other activists were taken up to 50 meters from the scene, where law enforcement officers proceeded to check their identification documents.
The residents of Lützerath were denied access to the site, after their homes, barns and log buildings were demolished over the course of several days, during which hundreds of activists resisted their eviction, in the face of a powerful police force.
The operation was considered completed on Monday, when the last two activists voluntarily emerged from a tunnel they had barricaded in a corner of the town.
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