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Greta Thunberg was arrested after disobeying authorities

Greta Thunberg was arrested after disobeying authorities

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg was arrested on Tuesday, 25th of this month, after disobeying the Finnish authorities. She was participating in a climate demonstration in Helsinki, the capital of the Scandinavian country. Finnish branch of the movement Extinction Revolution He was responsible for promoting the event.

According to STT news agency, the demonstration included between 1,000 and 2,000 people. Despite orders to disperse, hundreds remained at the scene. “The activists did not obey the order to leave, and the police began making arrests,” Heikki Borula, Helsinki police chief, explained.

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Greta spoke before the Finnish Parliament to “warn” of a supposed climate crisis. In his speech, he said that he “regrets” the lack of attention to the activists’ message. “No matter how loud we scream, they don’t hear us.”

The police arrested Greta for not obeying the dispersal order

After the demonstration, the police began arresting those who did not comply with the dispersal order. The event occurred around 2 p.m. local time. Greta was one of the detainees, police sources confirmed.

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According to STT, the demonstrators demanded that the government take action in the face of the supposed “climate emergency.” Greta highlighted “the urgent need to take more effective measures against the environmental crisis.”

Greta became internationally known in 2018, when she was 15, after she started skipping school to protest in front of the Swedish Parliament. It called on the Swedish government to take measures to “mitigate climate action.” In the same year, the activist spoke at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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