Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has apologized for saying politicians must be placed” from the wall” after critics chose it to imply she had been advocating violence. The 16-year-old Swede produced the remark in a speech to young activists from the Italian city of Turin on Friday. Thunberg afterward stated she was creating a literal translation from Swedish, where the saying means to place somebody on the place with hard questions.
“That is what happens if you snore addresses in another language. However, of course, I apologize if anybody chased this,” Thunberg wrote on Twitter on Saturday. Thunberg informed the audience in Turin that world leaders had been running away from their responsibilities to fight climate change. “We need to be certain they can’t do this,” she explained. “We can make certain that we place them against the walls, and they might need to perform their job and also to safeguard our futures. “The saying”putting somebody against the wall” in Swedish refers to a situation when someone is made to deal with hard questions or a challenging situation. But some right-wing beliefs on social networking translated her remark as a call for violence against politicians. Thunberg tweeted she and the youth motion she moved is against all types of violence.