Thunberg, protesters block Norway energy ministry

STORY: Several protesters have been camping out outside the ministry and overnight some protesters were removed from inside the ministry lobby where they had been since Thursday (February 23).

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

"The Norwegian state is violating human rights and that is completely unacceptable and we need to stand in solidarity in this struggle," Thunberg said.

Reindeer herders in the Nordic country say the sight and sound of the giant wind power machinery frighten their animals and disrupt age-old traditions. They are demanding that the turbines be torn down.