Greta Thunberg is carried away for a second time in three days as activists clash with riot cops

One way to reduce her carbon footprint! Smirking Greta Thunberg is hauled off for a second time in three days as climate activists clash with German riot cops at coal mine protest

  • The Swedish climate activist was removed by police at a German protest today
  • She and other activists were demonstrating against the expansion of a coal mine
  • The authorities took away Thunberg, 20, in Lutzerath, in North Rhine-Westphalia

Greta Thunberg was seen smiling as she was carried away by riot police officers for the second time in three days while protesting at a coal mine in Germany today. 

The 20-year-old was among dozens of climate activists who were detained by police officers during protests at a mine in the village of Lutzerath, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany.

The activists, who are protesting against the ongoing destruction of the village to make way for a coal mine expansion, clashed with riot police. 

Thunberg was pictured smiling as she was carried away by three police officers, all of whom were wearing riot gear.

Greta Thunberg was seen smiling as she was carried away by riot police officers for the second time in three days while protesting at a coal mine in Germany today

Greta Thunberg was seen smiling as she was carried away by riot police officers for the second time in three days while protesting at a coal mine in Germany today

Police officers lead Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg away from the edge of the Garzweiler II opencast lignite mine today

Police officers lead Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg away from the edge of the Garzweiler II opencast lignite mine today

German news channel n-tv showed Thunberg inside a group of protesters that was surrounded by several police officers.

It comes after Thunberg was physically removed from the same site by police on Sunday following protests. 

Meanwhile, several activists who took part in the demonstration near Luetzerath, ran over to the Garzweiler open pit mine today.  

Police officers carry Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg away from the edge of the Garzweiler II opencast lignite mine during the protests today

Police officers carry Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg away from the edge of the Garzweiler II opencast lignite mine during the protests today

Climate activist Greta Thunberg gestures as she sits in a bus on the day of a protest against the expansion of the Garzweiler open-cast lignite mine of Germany's utility RWE to Luetzerath, in Germany today

Climate activist Greta Thunberg gestures as she sits in a bus on the day of a protest against the expansion of the Garzweiler open-cast lignite mine of Germany’s utility RWE to Luetzerath, in Germany today

They stood at the brink of the open pit, which has a sharp break-off edge. Police said it is dangerous and people are forbidden to stay there.

One protester was able to enter the mine, RWE said, calling the move ‘very reckless,’ dpa reported.

Police and RWE started evicting protesters from Luetzerath on January  11, removing roadblocks, chopping down treehouses and bulldozing buildings.

Activists have cited the symbolic importance of Luetzerath for years, and thousands of people demonstrated Saturday against the razing of the village by RWE for the expansion of the Garzweiler coal mine.

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