Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been arrested for protesting against coal mining in Germany. A local police official said Greta Thunberg joined a group of protesters who rallied to save the German village.
According to reports, thousands of activists had gathered at the spot. Police removed protesters who had been hiding in underground tunnels and buildings until last week, but some protesters, including Thunberg, remained on strike until Tuesday.
Thunberg was arrested during a protest at a coal mine 9 km (5.6 mi) from Luetzerth. Thunberg was found sitting alone in a large police bus after her arrest.
A policeman said Greta had been detained, according to Reuters. Along with this, protest groups have been requested to cooperate with the police investigation.
A spokesman for the Aachen police said Greta Thunberg was among the workers and ran to a ledge when she saw the police and the worker jumped into the mine.
Swedish climate activist Thunberg addressed around 6,000 protesters marching towards Lützerath on Saturday, saying the mine’s expansion was “a betrayal of present and future generations”. He said Germany is one of the world’s biggest polluters and should be held accountable.
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