At a demonstration outside a village in western Germany, climate activist Greta Thunberg was taken into custody by police. She had been participating in a demonstration alongside activists to prevent the demolition of the abandoned village of Lützerath so that a coal mine could be expanded.
According to police, a group “rushed towards the ledge” of the Garzweiler 2 mine after the Swedish activist was detained. They also stated that after their identities had been verified, everyone who had been detained in the group would be released without being charged. One man reportedly jumped into the mine, which is about 9 kilometres from Lützerath, according to police, who spoke to Reuters.