Thunberg accidentally shared a message showing she was getting
told what to write on Twitter about the ongoing violent farmers'
revolt in India - leading Thursday to her being probed for
criminal conspiracy by police there, according to reports.
The 18-year-old left-wing eco-activist shared - and then quickly
deleted - a message that detailed a list of "suggested posts"
about the ongoing protests, according to the posts that were
saved by Breaking 911.
The list gave a series of tips on what to post, asking her to
also repost and tag other celebrities tweeting about it,
including pop star
As well as the Twitter storm, the "toolkit" she shared also
suggested highlighting planned demonstrations at Indian
The campaign material and social media template was created by
Canada's Poetic Justice Foundation, which claims to be a
grassroots group creating,
"events to provoke, challenge and
disrupt systemic inequities and biases," Times Now said.
group's website confirms it is "most actively involved in the #FarmersProtest."
After deleting the list, Thunberg then shared a supposedly newer
"toolkit" and a message saying,
"We stand in solidarity with the
#FarmersProtest in India."
India's foreign ministry issued a rare statement accusing
"foreign individuals" and celebrities of "sensationalism" and
"trying to enforce their agenda."
Delhi police also started a formal investigation, accusing her
of creating disharmony and for being a part of a larger
conspiracy, according to Times Now.
The force filed a
First Information Report - a preliminary
formal investigation - on charges of promoting enmity between
different groups and criminal conspiracy, the report said.
A series of high-profile Indian celebrities also joined the
attack on celebrities overseas getting involved in the farmers'
revolt that has gripped India for more than two months.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut even called the protesting
farmers "terrorists" and Rihanna a "fool" for her widely shared
tweet that asked her 100 million Twitter followers,
we talking about this?!"
Thunberg remained defiant Thursday.
"I still #StandWithFarmers
and support their peaceful protest," she tweeted Thursday
"No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will
ever change that."