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Greta Thunberg apologizes for 'against the wall' comment

 

December 15, 2019



MADRID (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has apologized for saying politicians should be put "against the wall" after critics took it to mean that she was advocating violence.

The 16-year-old Swede made the comment in a speech to young activists in the Italian city of Turin on Friday.

Thunberg later said she was making a literal translation from Swedish, in which the expression means to put someone on the spot with tough questions.

"That's what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language. But of course I apologise if anyone misunderstood this," Thunberg wrote o...



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