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Greta Thunberg’s Farmers Protest Toolkit Sparks Furore

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Greta Thunberg farmers protest toolkit row: Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg late Wednesday night caused an uproar on Twitter by reportedly posting, deleting, and then re-posting a document that claims to garner support for protesting farmers around New Delhi. The farmers’ protest toolkit, listing resources “that provide more insight on urgent actions,” came following a tweet by the 18-year-old on February 3, where she had expressed solidarity with Indian farmers. 

The toolkit shared by the young activist generated mixed reactions on social media, with many alleging it was part of an international conspiracy to defame India. As hashtags like #GretaThunbergExposed trended, several Twitter users claimed significant changes between the two documents: the one that Thunberg originally shared at 5:20 pm but later deleted and the one she shared at 1:20 am late last night. 

An FIR has reportedly been filed by the Delhi Police against the activist for her tweets. Following news of a police complaint, the Swedish teen took to Twitter once again to express, “I still #StandWithFarmers.Read the full story here. 

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As per Times Of India, the original document shared by Thunberg dated back to activities listed as early as January 23, prior to India’s Republic Day that witnessed a tractor rally by agitating farmers. The document urged people to take action by writing to UN and state heads across the world. 

Deleting the said document, Thunberg posted a new one, writing, “They removed their previous document as it was outdated.” The latest protest toolkit asks netizens to “Share solidarity Photo/Video Message” with hashtags like #FarmersProtest and #AskIndiaWhy. Petition and educational links are also provided. “India’s farmers & other citizens need the global community to pay attention,” it says. 

Greta Thunberg farmers protest toolkit row

Following tweets by international public figures like Thunberg, pop star Rihanna, and media personality Mia Khalifa, the Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement on February 3, emphasising “international support against India” with “sensationalist social media hashtags and comments.”

This is a developing story. Greta Thunberg farmers protest toolkit