‘Greta Thunberg’ Doll Is Found Grotesquely Hanging By A Noose On A Bridge
By Izza Sofia, 09 Oct 2019
Image via Roland Marconi / Shutterstock.com
A dummy depicting young climate activist Greta Thunberg has been found hanging from a bridge in Rome.
The effigy, modeled after the teen, was styled in pigtail braids and dressed in a yellow poncho synonymous with Thunberg. A noose was fastened around its neck with a sign reading, “Greta is your God.”
The doll was spotted at the highway bridge near Fiumicino international airport in Rome.
The city’s mayor Virgina Raggi has spoken out about the grotesque display, calling the move “shameful” and expressing her solidarity to Thunberg and her family.
According to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the threat was created by a group called The Awake, which described in a Facebook post, “We hanged Greta Thunberg in Rome.”
The unsettling mannequin has been taken down from the bridge by the local police and firefighters.
Vergognoso il manichino di @GretaThunberg ritrovato appeso a un ponte nella nostra città. A lei e alla sua famiglia la mia solidarietà e quella di tutta @Roma. Il nostro impegno sul clima non si ferma. pic.twitter.com/YXMXMJDA3D— Virginia Raggi (@virginiaraggi) October 7, 2019
As Vatican hosts gathering of bishops on the Amazon region to discuss evangelization and the environment, a puppet resembling teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was hanged from a bridge in Rome.— Claire Giangrave (@ClaireGiangrave) October 7, 2019
The sign hanging from the puppet reads "Greta is your God." pic.twitter.com/4ovKWsB9dF
[via Insider, opening image via Roland Marconi / Shutterstock.com]
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