Greta Thunberg forcibly removed from protest hours after conviction for similar action in June

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Greta Thunberg forcibly removed from protest hours after conviction for similar action in June

Climate activist Greta Thunberg was forcibly removed by police from a protest in Malmo, Sweden on July 24. This came shortly after she was fined by a local court for disobeying a police order during a previous protest. Thunberg, who gained international recognition for her weekly protests in front of the Swedish parliament, admitted to disobeying the order but pleaded not guilty, stating that she acted out of necessity. She expressed her frustration, saying, “It is absurd that those who act in line with science should pay the price for it.”

Thunberg and other activists from the group Reclaim the Future had blocked the road for oil trucks in Malmo harbor on June 19. She was charged for refusing to leave when instructed to do so by the police. Following her sentencing on Monday, Thunberg and the activists returned to Malmo harbor, where they were once again removed by the police for obstructing traffic.

During the court proceedings, Thunberg justified her actions by emphasizing the urgency of the climate crisis. She stated, “I believe that we are in an emergency that threatens life, health, and property. Countless people and communities are at risk both in the short term and in the long term.”

The court ordered Thunberg to pay a fine of 1,500 Swedish crowns ($144) and an additional 1,000 crowns to Sweden’s fund for crime victims. The fine was determined based on her reported income. Disobeying a police order carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison.

($1 = 10.4088 Swedish crowns)

Reporting by Johan Ahlander and Tom Little; Editing by Simon Johnson, Tomasz Janowski, and Susan Fenton

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