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Twitter suspends Licypriya Kangujam after she complained about being compared to Greta Thunberg

'I began my movement since July 2018 even before Greta was started.'

Feb 1, 2020, 12:40 pm

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Alexandra Samuels 

Alexandra Samuels

Licypriya Kangujam, an 8-year-old Indian climate activist, says her Twitter account was suspended–and restored a few hours later–after she complained about being compared to Greta Thunberg

“Twitter shouldn’t attempt to silence the voice of young climate activist in any part of the world in future,” Licypriya told WION after her account was restored.

Kangujam was suspended after she penned a series of tweets earlier this week about how the Thunberg comparisons are problematic.

“I began my movement since July 2018 even before Greta was started,” she wrote at the time. “I sacrificed so much of my life in this tender age is not to called me ‘Greta of India.”

https://twitter.com/LicypriyaK/status/1221629471767199746

 

After the suspension was lifted, Kangujam said her posts weren’t abusive nor “against anyone.”

“I just used Greta name as to stop calling me ‘Greta of India’ by some media for my activities. My post had over 1.9 million views in the last 2 days with over 135,000 likes and over 29,000 shares,” she told WION.

She also doubts that her age was a factor behind her suspension. 

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*First Published: Feb 1, 2020, 12:40 pm