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Germany: Greta Thunberg arrested by police, protesting against a coal mine



Berlin. Police in western Germany on Tuesday arrested Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and other protesters near an open-pit coal mine. Here, these people were protesting against the demolition of a village to make way for the expansion of the mine. Hundreds of people protesting against mining in several locations in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia were among the last two climate activists to lock themselves in a tunnel in the low-lying village of Luetzerth.

Police spokesman Christoph Huls told CNN on Tuesday that this is the second time Thunberg has been held at the site. Let us tell you that Greta Thunberg and hundreds of people took part in anti-mine protests at several locations in the West German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Please say that the police had previously expelled many protesters from this place. But on Tuesday, the protest started up again there. After that, the police arrested everyone, including Greta Thunberg.

German news agency DPA reported that police first asked protesters at the picket site to leave the track. But for not believing people, the police took Greta Thunberg into custody. Apart from that, many people captured huge digger in Indane Coal Mine. While hundreds of other protesters joined a protest march near Luetzerath. Greta Thünbard arrived in western Germany to take part in weekend protests against the mine expansion and joined Tuesday’s demonstration near Luetzerath.

Police said a group of about 50 protesters came dangerously close to the edge of the mine. Police said all members of this group were to be taken from the edge of the mine and then held in pre-trial detention to determine their identity.

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