Greta Thunberg arrested AGAIN as eco-activist stages protest in Sweden

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg has been arrested at a protest in Sweden

Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 29/05/2024

- 12:02

Updated: 29/05/2024

- 13:08

The climate change campaigner was dragged away by police officers during a protest at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm

Greta Thunberg has been arrested during a protest at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Footage online shows the Swedish activist being dragged away by officers who proceed to sit her up against a wall.

Other campaigners can be seen being spoken to by police during the demonstration at the university.

Thunberg, alongside her fellow protesters, are mostly all wearing face masks.

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They clapped as Thunberg raised her hands in the air and was carried to the side of the building by police.

It is not yet clear what the activist has been arrested for.

It is not the first time that the 21-year-old has been arrested this year. In March, the climate activist was arrested after she protested outside the Swedish parliament building in the country's capital.

Thunberg and dozens of other environmental campaigners blocked the main entrances to Parliament House.


The group held a sit-down protest against the effects of climate change and what they said was political inaction.

At first, police did not intervene, but soon removed the demonstrators when the protest resumed the next day.

Stockholm police have said that although activists had the right to demonstrate outside the national assembly, they were removed for blocking entrances.

Thunberg said: "We are a group of young people who are blocking entrances to the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag, to protest against the ongoing destruction of our life-supporting systems and of people already being killed as a result of the climate crisis.

"That needs to come to an end. We have had enough."

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Greta Thunberg had to be dragged away from the protest in March


Thunberg has also been arrested for her protesting actions whilst in the UK.

In October 2023, the 21-year-old was arrested after staging a demonstration outside a London hotel, where oil executives were hosting a meeting.

Thunberg, alongside four other activists, pleaded not guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in November to breaching Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 by blocking the entrance to the hotel.

All five have been found not guilty of breaking the law.

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