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Greta Thunberg arrested during roadblocks in The Hague – Al Manakh –

Greta Thunberg arrested during roadblocks in The Hague – Al Manakh –

Greta Thunberg was arrested during the climate siege.
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Swedish police twice temporarily detained climate activist Greta Thunberg during roadblocks in The Hague, Netherlands.

On Saturday, Thunberg initially participated with about 100 protesters in an attempt by the group Extinction Rebellion (XR) to again block a highway in the center of the Dutch city, Dutch news agency ANP reported.

“The work has been promised for decades.”

While the police presence pushed the demonstrators away from the highway, they closed another nearby road. Thunberg and other activists were arrested there and taken on a bus.

The climate activist told the news agency over the phone that her arrest was peaceful. “But that's not the goal. I'm here because of the climate goal.” She had a feeling that she could deliver her message well in The Hague. “People have been promised action for decades. Nothing has happened. We'll see if it works now.”

Siege after release

After police released Thunberg, she returned to central The Hague and participated in another siege, whereupon officers temporarily arrested her there again.

The Extinction Rebellion group attempted to block the A12 motorway through central The Hague on Saturday for the 37th time since its protests began last year. Activists demand that the Netherlands cancel all forms of government support for fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas.

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