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Greta Thunberg charged again in Sweden for disobeying police

Greta Thunberg has again been accused of disobeying a police order in Sweden after being found guilty of a similar offense in July.

The Swedish climate alarmist will appear in court later this month for allegedly disobeying a police order to leave the scene of an anti-fossil fuel protest that blocked a Malmö port earlier this year , he added. Aftonbladet newspaper reports.

The protest in question took place just after she was convicted of the same offense on July 24 by the Malmö District Court for an earlier protest in front of the same port. Following the first trial, Thunberg was ordered to simply pay a fine of 2,500 Swedish kronor (£180; $224), despite earlier reports claiming she could have faced prison time for the offence.

The 19-year-old activist joined a group of young people to block roads and even climb on top of port tankers to prevent them from moving. Although the police initially allowed the demonstration to proceed, Thunberg, among others, was eventually arrested by the police to clear the roads.

Thunberg said at the time: “The climate crisis is a matter of life and death for countless people. We choose to physically shut down fossil fuel infrastructure. We are reclaiming the future.”

The latest accusations against her come as Thunberg joins the Global Climate Strike 2023, a youth-led protest movement that will take place in more than 50 countries around the world over the weekend.

On Friday, the first day of the protest, Thunberg wrote on social media: “Today we are organizing a global climate strike involving people from all over the world, demanding that we end fossil fuels. »

The activist’s second trial in Sweden will take place on September 27.

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