Climate change activist and Time Magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year Greta Thunberg is facing some criticisms after she made a threatening comment about world leaders to a crowd in Northern Italy.
Daily Mail reports the Swedish 16-year-old said: “World leaders are still trying to run away from their responsibilities but we have to make sure they cannot do that.”
“We will make sure that we put them against the wall and they will have to do their job to protect our futures,” she added.
“It is not fair that the older generation is handing over the responsibility to solve this crisis to us young people who have not started this crisis. It’s not fair that we have to do all this,” Thunberg continued.
“The adults are behaving as if there is no tomorrow but there is a tomorrow, it is the tomorrow where our young people will live and we have to fight for that tomorrow,” she said. “We can no longer take that tomorrow for granted.”
The eco-activist claimed the decision these world leaders and other activists “will define our future,” the Daily Mail reports.
Adding: “What we decide to do or not to do in this decade we will have to live with for the rest of our lives. And our children and our grandchildren will also have to live with it.”
Watch her comments below:
'We are going to put pressure on those in power, we are going to make sure that they will act and they will take responsibility,' said teenage activist @GretaThunberg as she joined a demonstration in northern Italy's Turin https://t.co/2EF0Yd1cQk pic.twitter.com/E3eiUS2Ef1
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 14, 2019
The Daily Mail reports:
Swedish Greta was cheered by the crowd who chanted her name as she arrived wearing her favourite yellow raincoat and a woolly hat.
Earlier this week, Greta berated rich countries for ‘misleading’ the world over their response to climate change.
Greta announced she would be attending the Turin event on Twitter saying: ‘This Friday 13th I’m looking forward to joining the climate strike in Torino, Italy on my way back home!’
Turin’s mayor Chiara Appendino tweeted: ‘Turin welcomes you, thank you for your visit’.
This was the last scheduled event for Thunberg before she turns in for the holidays for what she called “a holiday break,” Reuters reports.
“I will be home for Christmas and then I will take a holiday break because you need to take rest,” she told the reporters at the event in Turin. “Otherwise you cannot do this all the time.”
“2019 is almost over. We must make sure that 2020 is the year of action, is the year when we bend the global emissions curve,” she also said.
Twitchy reports several people online piled on criticism over her comments:
Greta wants firing squads? https://t.co/R3fVTtK73L
— Get Rid Of Government (@GROGParty) December 13, 2019
"We will put world leaders against the wall if they don't tackle Global Warming."
Threatening to execute world leaders seems kinda anger-management-issues-having to me, you know?https://t.co/bHiEb1dSuD
— Daddy Warpig (@DaddyWarpig) December 14, 2019
When she's literally arguing for the murder of government officials I think we can stop with the "you can't criticize her she's just a child" nonsense. https://t.co/qhcgYlbkdH
— Hei Lun Chan (@heilun_chan) December 14, 2019
With leftism, it always ends up there ☠
— Stephen Mason (@Steveohmygoodne) December 14, 2019