Greta Thunberg could be JAILED after the eco-protester is accused of disobeying a police order
- A 20-year-old activist took part in a protest in the Swedish city of Malmo on June 19.
- Prosecutors accused her of refusing to obey police orders amid the protest.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg was charged with disobeying police during a June climate protest in southern Sweden, the prosecutor said Wednesday, most likely risking a fine.
The prosecutor said he had charged the 20-year-old activist after she “refused to obey police orders to leave the venue” of a protest in the southern city of Malmo on June 19.
Thunberg joined the protest organized by the environmental activist group ‘Ta tillbaka framtiden’ (Reclaim the Future) as they tried to block the entrance and exit of the port of Malmo to protest the use of fossil fuels.
“We choose not to be bystanders and instead physically stop fossil fuel infrastructure. We are reclaiming the future,” Thunberg said in an Instagram post at the time.
On Wednesday, the group said: ‘After blocking the activities that are burning our future, we are now being charged with criminal offences.
“While charges are brought against us, the real crime is happening inside the doors we have locked.”
Police remove Greta Thunberg as they move climate activists from the Ta Tillbaka Framtiden organization, who blocked the entrance to Oljehamnen in Malmo, Sweden, on June 19, 2023.
Police talk to Greta Thunberg in the middle of her climate protest in southern Sweden last month
The charge can lead to a maximum jail sentence of six months, but prosecutor Charlotte Ottesen told the Sydsvenskan newspaper that it normally results in a fine.
A hearing at the Malmo district court was scheduled for the end of July, the newspaper said.
Greta Thunberg was just 15 years old when she started her ‘School Strike for Climate’ outside the Swedish parliament in Stockholm.
She and a small group of young people founded the Fridays for Future movement, which quickly became a global phenomenon.
In addition to her climate strikes, the young activist regularly criticizes governments and politicians for failing to adequately address climate issues.
In late March, he condemned what he called an “unprecedented betrayal” by leaders following the release of the latest report from the IPCC, the UN climate advisory panel.
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