The 20-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg who is known for standing up to political leaders with regards to the environmental crisis spoke about Palestine yesterday, November 12, in a climate protest in Amsterdam. “For decades now, and they have been sounding the alarm but we have not been listening, the people in power have not been listening.” This before a man jumped on stage and tried to snatch the microphone from her hands.”
“No climate justice on occupied land”
Respect for Greta Thunberg’s vocal commitment to the cause of Palestine.
— Lion Shekh (@slionshekh) November 13, 2023
“I have come here for a climate demonstration, not a political view.” Said the middle-aged man who was wearing a jacket with the logo of an independent political party called “Water Natuurlijk” before he was escorted off stage and met by loud booing. In the background, protesters are heard chanting “Free Palestine.” She then joined the crowd in chanting “No climate justice on occupied land.”
Week 270. Today we strike in solidarity with Palestine and Gaza. The world needs to speak up and call for an immediate ceasefire, justice and freedom for Palestinians and all civilians affected.#FreePalestine #IStandWithPalestine #StandWithGaza #FridaysForFuture
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 20, 2023
Since the outbreak of the current attacks, Thunberg has expressed solidarity with Palestine on social media was met with criticism and accused of double standards by Israeli supporters. On Instagram and ‘X’, she posted a photo of herself and three others holding signs stating: “Free Palestine”, “This Jew stands with Palestine” and “Stand with Gaza.” In the caption, she called for “solidarity with Palestine and Gaza” and an immediate cease-fire to the Israel-Hamas conflict. Back in 2021 during the time Israel airstrikes Gaza, Thunberg tweeted “Devastating to follow the developments in Jerusalem and Gaza. #SaveSheikhJarrah.”
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