Gstraight Thunberg was taken to a bus used by police to remove protesters detained at the site of a protest against subsidies and tax incentives for companies linked to the fossil industries.

The activist today joined several hundred protesters, who left the center of The Hague towards a field close to the A12 motorway, which connects The Hague to Utrecht, and which has been the scene of several actions organized by the group Extinction Rebellion (XR) .

This morning, dozens of police officers blocked protesters’ access to the motorway, warning that “violence could be used” if activists tried to reach the A12.

Some protesters, including Greta Thunberg, found alternative access and managed to block a main road near the motorway.

“It is important that we demonstrate today because we live in a state of planetary emergency,” said the climate activist, quoted by the AFP agency, before being detained.

In February, 21-year-old Thunberg was acquitted by a London court after refusing to follow a police order to leave a protest blocking the entrance to a major oil and gas industry conference.

She has also been fined several times in Sweden and the United Kingdom for protest-related civil disobedience.

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