Greta Thunberg supports farmers protest: After international pop icon Rihanna, climate campaigner, 17-year-old Greta Thunberg has extended her support to the farmers’ protest at Delhi borders. The teenage climate change activist took to Twitter late on Tuesday night, to extend her support to the protesting farmers in India. She wrote, “We stand in solidarity with #farmersprotest in India.”
We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India.
https://t.co/tqvR0oHgo0— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 2, 2021
She tweeted hours after Rihanna shared a news article on internet services being reportedly cut off at the Delhi border areas of Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri amid the protest against the controversial agricultural laws. “Why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest,” tweeted the Don’t Stop The Music singer.
why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest https://t.co/obmIlXhK9S— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
UK Member of Parliament Claudia Webbe also stood in solidarity with the Indian farmers. She thanked Rihanna and wrote, “In an era where political leadership is lacking we are grateful for others stepping forward.”
After popular singer Rihanna, climate activist Greta Thunberg supports farmers protest in India.
Solidarity to the Indian Farmers.— Claudia Webbe MP (@ClaudiaWebbe) February 2, 2021
Thank you Rihanna.
In an era where political leadership is lacking we are grateful for others stepping forward#FarmersProtest pic.twitter.com/jdZnGWURBl
This year, Thunberg has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. Last year, she accepted the Gulbenkian Prize For Humanity which carries prize money of one million euros. The eco-warrior grew up in Stockholm, Sweden. She caught media attention when she protested outside the Swedish Parliament urging all the red-collar workers to take effective measures to solve the climate change problem, in 2018.
Thunberg wants world leaders to cut carbon emissions and has been criticising them for failing young people.
She made headlines for her speech at the UN climate change summit in New York, in 2019. Her global influence got her two Nobel Peace Prize Nominations (2019 and 2020) and inclusion on TIME magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in the world’ list, 2019.