Italian politicians condemn hanged effigy of Greta Thunberg

Elias Hubbard
October 9, 2019

"The effigy found hung under a Rome bridge offends and wrongs Greta Thunberg".

Italian authorities have launched an investigation after an effigy of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was found hanged under a Rome bridge.

La Repubblica reported that a sign reading "Greta is your God" was attached to the puppet, with attached pigtails mirroring the Swedish activist's hairstyle.

Police in the city have begun an investigation after images of the dummy were shared on social media, saying that the inquiry had been opened after "aggravated" threats. Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi condemned the stunt and offered her "solidarity and that of the whole of Rome" to the 16-year-old and her family.

It comes as climate protests hit Rome on Monday as part of a two-week campaign by Extinction Rebellion. I will be capable to also quiet be abet in faculty on the opposite facet of the ocean.

Greta Thunberg critics, possibly triggered by her recent United Nations speech and speculation that she will win the Nobel Peace Prize this week, have become increasingly emboldened.

Her Monday march was one of many in cities around the world.

The day earlier than at the present time in London, police arrested 280 other folks all in favour of the XR demonstrations that focused streets around government structures in Westminster as segment of the coordinated actions taking residing right thru the arena.

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