A man unexpectedly interrupted climate activist Greta Thunberg after she invited a Palestinian and an Afghan lady to speak on stage at an Amsterdam climate protest. Thunberg was speaking in front of tens of thousands of people when she invited the women on stage, according to news agency AP.
Greta Thunberg stated, “As a climate justice movement, we have to listen to the voices of those who are being oppressed and those who are fighting for freedom and for justice. Otherwise, there can be no climate justice without international solidarity.”
After the Palestinian and Afghan women finished speaking, a man walked onto the stage and told Thunberg, “I have come here for a climate demonstration, not a political view,” before he was removed from the stage.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg's speech in Amsterdam's Museum Square was briefly interrupted by a protester who grabbed her microphone and accused her of turning a march demanding immediate action against climate change into a political event https://t.co/CiykjdS06G pic.twitter.com/csGhWYqD4p
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The individual was wearing a jacket carrying the name of Water Natuurlijk, an organization whose members are elected in Dutch water boards, however, it was unclear who that person was at first.
The crowd was briefly interrupted before Thunberg took the stage by a small number of activists at the front of the crowd waving Palestinian flags and chanting pro-Palestinian slogans. She seemed unaffected and was later seen dancing behind the stage as the band played.