After pop sensation Rihanna, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took to Twitter and gives her support to the ongoing farmers’ agitation in India. The 18-year-old environmental activist shot to fame with her ‘Fridays for Future’ movement in 2018.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Greta Thunberg, while attaching a news story about internet shutdowns in Delhi, said, “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India.”
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 2, 2021
After her call for ‘Fridays for Future’ sparked a global movement to counter climate change, Greta Thunberg was invited to open the United Nations Climate Action Summit in 2019. She even addressed EU legislators at the Environment Council at the European Parliament in Brussels in March of 2020.
The tweet came hours after pop star Rihanna shared the same story that details internet shutdowns in Delhi owing to the farmers’ protest and said in a tweet, “why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest.”
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
Thunberg, who has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize had also spoken out against the NEET and JEE exams in 2020. In a tweet in September of last year, Greta Thunberg had said, “It’s deeply unfair that students of India are asked to sit national exams during the Covid-19 pandemic and while millions have also been impacted by the extreme floods. I stand with their call to #PostponeJEE_NEETinCOVID.”