Climate activist Greta Thunberg was briefly interrupted Sunday by a man who approached her on stage after she allowed a Palestinian and Afghan woman to speak at a climate protest in Amsterdam.
Thunberg was speaking to the crowd of tens of thousands when she invited that woman on stage.
“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,” stated Thunberg.
Post the speech delivered by the Palestinian and Afghan woman, Thunberg resumed her speech, and that’s when a man climbed on the stage, grabbed her microphone and said, “I have come here for a climate demonstration, not a political view.”
As the crowd booed at the man, others intervened to get him off the stage. Thunberg responded “calm down” and later chanted, “No climate justice on occupied land.”
While the man’s identity was not identified immediately, he was wearing a jacket with the name of a group called ‘Water Natuurlijk’ that has elected members in the Dutch water boards.