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On Monday, Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg was arrested after staging a protest outside the energy ministry in Oslo, Norway.
She was protesting the construction of a wind farm that she claims impinges upon the rights of the Sami, an indigenous group, to raise reindeer in Norway.
Videos began circulating online of the arrest, and it showed Thunberg being hauled away as two female Swedish police officers detained and removed her.
According to Reuters, Thunberg had been blocking the entrance to the finance ministry, and, later, the climate and environment ministry.
Some social media users were swift to condemn the “theatrics” of the incident and insinuated that the whole thing was an orchestrated sham with paid actors:
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