'I didn't come for a political view': Greta Thunberg's climate speech hijacked after pro-Palestine chants at rally

13 November 2023, 06:48 | Updated: 17 November 2023, 11:23

The man stormed on stage after pro-Palestinian messages were chanted at the climate rally
The man stormed on stage after pro-Palestinian messages were chanted at the climate rally. Picture: X/iAnnetnl
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

A large climate rally in Amsterdam was interrupted by a stage invader on Sunday by a man who said he "came here for a climate demonstration, not a political view".

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The man, who was wearing a Water Naturlijk jacket, stormed on stage and tried to take the microphone out of Greta Thunberg's hands as she delivered a speech.

He shouted that he "came here for a climate demonstration, not a political view" before a number of people stepped in to pull the man away from Thunberg.

The man stormed on stage after pro-Palestine chants at the rally.

Ms Thunberg remained composed as the man tried to steal her microphone, telling him to "calm down" multiple times as he was taken off stage.

Earlier in the rally, an activist's speech was cut short after they used the controversial 'from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free stage'.

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Ms Thunberg then invited a Palestinian woman on stage during her speech.

After he was removed from stage, Ms Thunberg joined the crowd in chanting "no climate justice on occupied land".

The man said he "didn't want a political view"
The man said he "didn't want a political view". Picture: X

The stage invader, who wore a Water Naturlijk jacket - a political party in the Netherlands that focuses on water board politics.

Water Natuurlijk is a political party in the Netherlands that focuses exclusively on water board politics.

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