Greta Thunberg Apologizes for Saying Politicians Should be ‘Put Against the Wall’

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addresses plenary of U.N. climate conference during with a meeting with leading climate scientists at the COP25 summit in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Thunberg is in Madrid where a global U.N.-sponsored climate change conference is taking place. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg apologized for saying that politicians should be put “against the wall” — after some took it as a call for violence.

The 16-year-old Swedish native made the comment while speaking in English during a speech to youth activists in Turin, Italy, on Friday.

“We have to make sure that they cannot do that,” Thunberg told the cheering crowd. “We will make sure they, that we put them against the wall, and that they will have to do their job and to protect our futures.”

Thunberg’s remarks caused outrage on social media where some on the right interpreted her comment as inciting violence.

“So that sounds like a threat of violence,” Alt News Media editor David Vance wrote on Twitter. “’Against a wall’ and then what, Greta? Shoot the ones you don’t like?”

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SOURCE: New York Post, Jackie Salo

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