CLIMATE ACTIVIST RECEIVES ANOTHER FINE – Swedish court fines Greta Thunberg again for disobeying police orders
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was found guilty of disobeying a police order and ordered to pay a fine, the second time in three months she was convicted and fined for the same offence.
Thunberg spoke to reporters after her court appearance, saying the sanction would not stop her protesting.
Thunberg, 20, was ordered to pay a fine of 4,500 Swedish crowns ($414) for failing to leave a climate protest on July 24 when police ordered her to do so. Earlier that day she had been fined 1,500 Swedish crowns for the same offence.
On July 24, Thunberg and other activists from the environmental group Reclaim the Future blocked the road as oil trucks tried to drive in Malmo harbour and were forcibly removed by police, only hours after she was convicted for a similar action in June.