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Thunberg detained by Norway police during protest

STORY: The campaigners are demanding the removal of wind turbines from reindeer pastures on Sami Indigenous land in central Norway.

They have in recent days blocked access to some government buildings, putting the centre-left minority government on a crisis footing and prompting Energy Minister Terje Aasland to call off an official visit to Britain.

Thunberg, holding a red, blue, yellow and green Sami flag, was lifted and carried away by police officers while hundreds of demonstrators chanted slogans.

Norway's supreme court in 2021 ruled that two wind farms at Fosen violated Sami rights under international conventions, but the turbines remain in operation more than 16 months later.