Rome: Greta Thunberg effigy found hanging from bridge

Italian police investigate after Greta Thunberg effigy found hanging from Rome bridge

Italian police investigate after Greta Thunberg effigy found hanging from Rome bridge

Authorities in Italy are making an investigation into possible "aggravated threats" after an effigy of 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg was found hanging from a bridge in Rome, according to a report from Agency France-Presse.

The figure was reportedly attached to a sign that read, "Greta Is Your God".

Police in the city have begun an investigation after images of the dummy were shared on social media, saying that the inquiry had been opened after "aggravated" threats. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi called on the residents to "solidarity" with Thun Berg's family.

Nicola Zingaretti, leader of the ruling centre-left Democratic Party (PD), said "we condemn this macabre violence against Greta".

She led a march in downtown Rapid City.

Thunberg drew global attention after scolding world leaders at the U.N over climate change.

I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean.

Greta Thunberg critics, possibly triggered by her recent United Nations speech and speculation that she will win the Nobel Peace Prize this week, have become increasingly emboldened. The effigy has her face and even her braids.

Environmental psychologist Dr Renee Lertzman truly handy Metro.co.uk Greta's meteoric upward thrust "reflects a profound, collective yearning for sanity and management" on climate change.

More than 280 activists have been arrested in London after just a day.

Extra avenue closures are anticipated at the present time as a predicted 30,000 protesters are predicted to descend on the capital.