Greta Thunberg statue provokes anger at its UK unveiling


A life-sized statue of Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is pictured after the statue’s unveiling outside the West Downs Centre on the campus of the University of Winchester in Winchester, Hampshire on March 31, 2021.

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LONDON — A statue of the climate activist Greta Thunberg that has been installed at a British university has provoked anger from students who labeled it a waste of money.

Students at the University of Winchester, in the south of England, expressed their dismay at the cost of the statue, which was almost £24,000 ($33,000), with some calling it a “vanity project.”

The university defended the bronze statue, which it believes is the…


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