Sweden’s Legal Authorities have accused the environmental advocate Greta Thunberg of defying police orders during her involvement in a climate rally in Malmö in June.
The authorities stated, “Charges have been brought against a young lady who, on June 19, participated in a climate awareness march. As per the prosecutor’s claims, this demonstration resulted in Malmö’s traffic being disrupted.” They further stated that the lady in question “did not heed the police directive to vacate the site.”
Although Thunberg’s name was not explicitly mentioned in the statement, Annika Collin, the Swedish Legal Authorities’ representative, confirmed to CNN that Thunberg was indeed the person being referred to.
“The crime is classified as defiance to law enforcement. The prosecutor states that the act was performed deliberately,” the statement further added.
Thunberg could face a penalty or an imprisonment of up to six months, as per the legal authorities’ statement.
These accusations stem from Thunberg’s involvement in a demonstration arranged by the activist group Ta Tillbaka Framtiden, which obstructed oil tankers in a part of Malmö’s port.
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“Today, for the third consecutive day, young advocates from @tatillbakaframtiden have stopped oil tankers in the Malmö oil port. The climate emergency is already a matter of survival for innumerable individuals. We opt to not be observers but to physically interrupt the fossil fuel structure. We are recapturing the future,” Thunberg wrote on Instagram during the demonstration.
Irma Kjellström, Ta Tillbaka Framtiden’s representative, revealed that Thunberg was among several young people obstructing oil tankers. “After stopping the industry that is jeopardizing our future, we are now being accused of a crime. While we face accusations, the actual crime continues behind the gates we obstructed,” she told CNN.
In January, Thunberg was taken into police custody during a demonstration in Lützerath, Germany, over a proposed coal mine expansion. She was released later the same day.
Thunberg, who has gained worldwide notoriety for her dire climate change warnings, recently met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Here, she coined the term “ecocide” to accuse Russian leader Vladimir Putin of war crimes.
“Ecocide, the destruction of the environment, is a form of warfare,” Thunberg remarked during the meeting. “Unfortunately, Ukrainians now understand this very well. Russia deliberately targets its actions against the environment, against the livelihood of people.”
Fox News hailed her as a “world leader.”