"The Norwegian politician Ole Jacob Johansen compared the Greta Thunberg with nazi propaganda during world war ii. "
"After the massive criticism has now been the politician apologised."
"– the Point was to show the children how to be exploited for propaganda purposes, " says Ole Jacob Johansen to TV2."
"It was on Wednesday that the Norwegian politician Ole Jacob Johansen, leader of the progress party, published a bildmontage on Greta Thunberg, in which he compared her with the 1940s nazi propaganda. "
"One of the pictures shows Greta Thunberg along with miljöpartisten Lan Marie Berg. A different picture compare with the 16-year-old with a propagandabild on a girl in braids. The image of the girl is from the youth organization Hitlerjugends propagandamaterial. Another image depicts SS-chief Heinrich Himmler with his daughter, also in braids, sitting in father's lap."
"Next to the picture is the Norwegian politician Ole Jacob Johansen wrote:"
"”the Technology to manipulate the masses never change.”"
"Bildmontaget has created strong reactions in Norway and Lan Marie Berg, which is on one of the pictures, believe that it is a new low for the progress party. "
"– But it shows that the strike works. Skolstrejkarna should be proud that they create shock waves even among the governing parties. It shows only that power is afraid of them, say Lan Marie Berg, who is seen in the bildmontaget, to Norwegian TV2."
"Requires that the party taking the measurements"
"Even Une Aina Bastholm, national spokesperson for the green Party in Norway react strongly and want to Fremskrittpartiets party leader Siv Jensen to take measurements from the image."
" I do not understand what is the point of being leader if you do not react to it here. It is good to have a public debate where you compare people with nazis? she says to TV2."
"After the criticism has Ole Jacob Johansen deleted the installation on the Greta Thunberg and says that he understands the criticism."
"– the Point was to show the children how to be exploited for propaganda purposes. But I understand that the image may give inappropriate associations, which was not my intention, " says the politician to the TV2, and continues:"
"– Hence the deleted post. It was my own assessment. The post should not have been published and I apologize if someone feel offended. As elected representatives we have a responsibility for a decent debate."