Friday, 16 August 2019
Belgian climate activist, Anuna De Wever, was harassed and threatened with death by festival-goers at Pukkelpop.
The young girl was at the festival to carry out some climate change awareness actions, and will from now on receive security back-up.
Anuna De Wever had made a surprise appearance on Thursday night at Pukkelpop and intended to engage the audience in the action ‘Clap for Climate’ to call for more attention for climate related issues.
Her call seemed to have angered some festival-goers, who subsequently harassed the activist and her friends, following them to their campsite where their tent was destroyed, and forcing security to intervene.
The daughter of a Knack journalist was together with Anuna De Wever. “I just spoke to my daughter on the phone. Young men, threatened them with death, threw bottles filled with urine on them and destroyed their tent. They will now be accompanied by security personnel,” indicated the journalist on Twitter.
The festival organisers are currently carrying out an internal investigation and have condemned the aggressions.
The Brussels Times