Climate activist Greta Thunberg was detained by police in Norway during a demonstration against the country’s oil drilling practices. Thunberg, who has become an outspoken advocate for climate action in recent years, was protesting outside the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy when she was taken into custody.
Thunberg was joined at the demonstration by a group of other activists, who were calling on the Norwegian government to stop drilling for oil in the Arctic. The group argues that continued oil exploration and extraction will have catastrophic consequences for the environment and exacerbate the effects of climate change.
Thunberg has been a leading voice in the global movement for climate action, and has been outspoken in her criticism of political leaders and corporations that fail to take meaningful steps to address the climate crisis. She has called on governments to take urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition to renewable energy sources.
The detention of Thunberg by police in Norway has sparked outrage among environmental and human rights advocates. Many have condemned the government’s handling of the demonstration and called for Thunberg’s immediate release. Others have praised Thunberg and her fellow activists for their bravery and commitment to the cause of climate action.
The incident in Norway is the latest in a series of high-profile protests and demonstrations organized by Thunberg and other climate activists around the world. The growing movement for climate action has become a major force in global politics, and is expected to continue to shape the political and social landscape in the years ahead.
Source : Reuters