Greta Thunberg hauled off by police as she protests against windfarms

1 March 2023, 13:49 | Updated: 17 November 2023, 11:26

Ms Thunberg was opposing wind farms
Ms Thunberg was opposing wind farms. Picture: Alamy

By Will Taylor

Greta Thunberg has been hauled away by police as she protested a new wind farm development.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

The environmental campaigner joined hundreds of activists opposing the development of turbines in a protest outside Norway's energy ministry in Oslo.

But it does not signal a sudden change of heart from the climate warrior – Ms Thunberg was instead opposing them being built on traditionally indigenous lands.

Critics of the project say the area has been used by Sami reindeer herders and the wind farms frighten the animals and disrupt their traditions.

Read more: Greta Thunberg carried away by police at German mine protest

"Indigenous rights, human rights, must go hand-in-hand with climate protection and climate action. That can't happen at the expense of some people. Then it is not climate justice," Ms Thunberg told Reuters outside the ministry.

Police moved in and Ms Thunberg was seen being carried away by officers.

Greta Thunberg was hauled away by cops
Greta Thunberg was hauled away by cops. Picture: Alamy

It comes after she was taken away by police during a protest against the expansion of a mine in Germany.

She and Sami protesters had been campaigning in the energy ministry's reception since Thursday. The group was detained and later released.

Read more: Harry and Meghan 'stunned' and two other royals 'appalled' over Frogmore Cottage 'eviction'

Norway's highest court ruled two farms in central Norway violated the rights of the Sami people back in 2021, but they are still in use.

"We understand that this case is a burden for the reindeer herders," Norway's energy minister Terie Aasland said, adding his ministry was committed to doing what it can to resolve the case.

Utility BKW, one of the owners of the Roan Vind and Fosen Vind farms, said it expects the turbines will still run while the rights of reindeer owners are upheld.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Canada Gaza Strip Aid

Canada says it is working to deliver aid to the Gaza Strip as soon as possible

Mark Feehily announced he's temporarily stepping away from the band amid health struggles.

Westlife star Mark Feehily reveals he’s standing down from the band just days before US tour leaving fans devastated

The Duke of Sussex took legal action against the Home Office over a decision in 2020 to change the level of his personal security

Prince Harry faces £1m bill after losing High Court challenge over taxpayer funded police protection

Rishi Sunak has warned 'mob rule' is threatening to 'replace democratic rule'.

Rishi Sunak calls for end to ‘mob rule’ as he urges police chiefs to get tough on protesters

Biden

President Joe Biden declared ‘fit for duty’ after annual medical test

Thomas Kingston died aged 45.

Lady Gabriella Windsor's husband Thomas Kingston 'died at his parents' £3m country mansion'

Capitol

Supreme Court to rule if Trump can be prosecuted in election interference case

Richard Lewis has died aged 76.

Curb Your Enthusiasm star Richard Lewis dies aged 76 after suffering heart attack

Obit Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis, humorously morose star of Curb Your Enthusiasm, dies aged 76

Robert Brown's lost his bid for parole.

BA pilot Robert Brown who bludgeoned wife to death with claw hammer loses bid for early prison release

Film Oscars-Guide

Everything you need to know about this year’s Oscars ceremony

It is understood that RedBird IMI is offering to help pay the £1.16 billion in debts that the current owners, the Barclay family, owe to Lloyds Bank.

Foreign governments must be banned from owning British newspapers, says former Tory cabinet minister

Creech was due to be taken to the execution chamber where he would be strapped down onto a medical table.

Death row execution abandoned after officials 'unable' to give lethal injection - with inmate's death warrant to expire

Mexico volcano

Flights cancelled as Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupts

Lee Anderson

Police 'looking into hate speech complaint against Lee Anderson' after MP said Sadiq Khan was controlled by Islamists

New data suggests fewer children are starting their education school-ready.

‘Things are poorer than ever before’: Headteacher says as poll finds fewer kids starting education are school-ready