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‘German Police Deny Protest Detainment Was Staged’

“We would never give ourselves to make such recordings,” a spokesperson for local police told the BBC, denying allegations that Ms Thunberg’s detainment was fake
20 Jan 2023 19:03
‘German Police Deny Protest Detainment Was Staged’
False claims about German police arresting Greta Thunberg have been circulating online. Photo: BBC

 A viral post falsely claimed the climate activist being held by police was “all set up for the cameras”.

Ms Thunberg and other activists were seeking to stop the abandoned village of Lützerath from being demolished for the expansion of a coal mine.

The video of her being removed by police has gained millions of views.

“We would never give ourselves to make such recordings,” a spokesperson for local police told the BBC, denying allegations that Ms Thunberg’s detainment was fake.”

 

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