Mumbai: Environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday tweeted, “I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest.
Her tweet comes after FIR filed today by the Delhi Police that alleges an overseas “conspiracy” and an attempt to “promote enmity between groups”.
Greta Thunberg’s tweets in support of protests near Delhi against farm laws are among several posts that have drawn international attention to the farmers’ movement that began in late November for the past two days. The cyber cell of the Delhi Police is investigating these tweets, but the subject of the FIR refers to Greta Thunberg’s controversial tweet on a “toolkit” to support farmers’ protests.
Soon after the news emerged, Greta Thunberg doubled down on her views with a new tweet: “I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will ever change that. #FarmersProtest.”
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 4, 2021
The 18-year-old’s first tweet came on Tuesday night, soon after pop star, Rihanna posted a one-line comment sharing a CNN story.
“We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India,” Greta Thunberg wrote, sharing the same CNN story about the protests and the government restricting Internet near protest sites.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 3, 2021
Today, the Swedish climate activist shared a “toolkit”, advising people to show support for the protests. Delhi police officials said that it “unravels the conspiracy by an organized foreign network” to spark farmer protests.
The government, in extraordinary and sharp response to the international tweet yesterday, warned against the “sensational social media hashtag and the temptation of comments” and said the protests were “a very small section of farmers” in parts of India.