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Climate activist Greta Thunberg set for London court appearance

Climate activist Greta Thunberg set for London court appearance
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is carried away by police officers during a climate action in Oljehamnen, Malmo, Sweden, 24 July 2023. The action was carried out hours after Thunberg was found guilty by a Swedish court of disobeying a police order during a protest in the same location in June 2023. EPA-EFE/Andreas Hillergren/TT SWEDEN OUT

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Climate activist Greta Thunberg will appear at London's Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with a public order offence over an environmental protest in central London last month.

The 20-year-old was detained by police on Oct. 17 after she and dozens of demonstrators locked arms to obstruct the entrances to a hotel where an oil and gas conference was taking place.

Thunberg has become famous as the face of climate activism since she started staging weekly protests in Sweden in 2018, and she now travels around the world addressing crowds at marches and protests.

She was charged by London police on Oct. 18 and released on bail, and if found guilty on Wednesday she could face a fine of up to a maximum of 2,500 pounds ($3,069).

Before her arrest in Britain, she has this year been detained by police or removed from protests in Sweden, Norway and Germany. ($1 = 0.8145 pounds)

(Reporting by Sarah Young; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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  • Eddie B says:

    If people don’t litter, if nations don’t just dump their waste in the oceans, then what is your problem with plastic?

    Just imagine the scene for a moment. We still produce plastic, we still use it daily, it is an indispensable part of life, but we treat every piece of plastic, every empty container, every item made from plastic, in a responsible manner. I wish you would direct your energy to educate people.

    Lets look at another scene. Recently I got a wooden spoon with my ice scream at a well known fast food outlet. Please help me understand how is that green? Yes the spoon will dissolve much easier over time at a landfill, but at the cost of a tree.

  • Ben Harper says:

    It’s a tragedy really, a child’s life destroyed by shameful parents wh0 abused her mental health condition to make her believe she really was going to die and fears for her life daily. Her parents should be sent to jail for child abuse for a very very long time

  • janse777 says:

    Do not be discouraged Greta, i hope someone will donate to cover your fine.
    We love you in South Africa !

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