Greta Thunberg was arrested twice during a road blockade in The Hague

Swedish climate activist wants to block highway with members of Extinction Rebellion He says that nothing is happening about actions against climate change.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was arrested twice by police during a road blockade in The Hague, Netherlands. On Saturday, Dutch news agency ANP reported, Thunberg initially took part with around 100 demonstrators in an effort by the group Extinction Rebellion (XR) to once again block a motorway in the center of the Dutch city.

As the police presence kept the protesters off the highway, they blocked another nearby road. Thunberg and other activists were arrested there and taken away by bus.

“That won't happen.”

A weather activist told the news agency over the phone that his arrest was peaceful. “But that doesn't matter, I'm here because of the climate goal.” She has a feeling she got her message across well in The Hague. ‚ÄúPeople have been promised action for decades. Nothing happens for nothing. Let's see if it works now.”

After the police released Thunberg, she returned to the center of The Hague and took part in another sit-in, after which authorities re-arrested her there temporarily.

The moribund rebel group attempted to block the A12 highway through the center of The Hague on Saturday for the 37th time since their protests began last year. Activists want the Netherlands to scrap all government subsidies for fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas. (APA/dpa)

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