those indigenous Sámi activists that Greta Thunberg recently joined in a protest against wind turbines that the supreme court deemed illegal after the fact but the government refuses to do anything about?
well, they were just carried out if the Department of Energy by the police. at night, hoping to avoid attention from the press.
i'm getting some flashbacks to the Alta conflict of the 70s and 80s where Norway built a hydroelectric plant by wiping out the homes of indigenous people against their will.
Sámi rights are stronger now than they were back then and building that dam might've been deemed illegal by the supreme court too, for the same reasons the wind turbines were deemed illegal.
in the case of the wind turbines, they were under construction when the supreme court deemed them illegal, but the government didn't stop the project, even though supreme court rulings are final.
on its part, the government finds itself in an almost impossible situation here because tearing the turbines down would be a huge headache for them as well.
the main issue with the turbines is that the reindeer avoid them and this makes it difficult for the Sámi, whose entire lifestyle and income revolves around reindeer husbandry.