Sweden’s Legal Authorities have leveled accusations against Greta Thunberg, a prominent environmental advocate, claiming that she disregarded police instructions while taking part in a climate rally in Malmö in June. The authorities have stated that charges have been filed against a young woman who participated in a climate awareness march on June 19, which allegedly caused disruption to the traffic in Malmö. Furthermore, they have mentioned that the individual in question failed to comply with the police’s directive to leave the area.
While Thunberg’s name was not directly mentioned in the statement, Annika Collin, the representative of the Swedish Legal Authorities, verified to CNN that Thunberg was indeed the individual being alluded to. The statement also clarified that the offense falls under the category of defying law enforcement, with the prosecutor asserting that the action was carried out intentionally.
JUST IN: Greta Thunberg, an alleged climate activist, has been arrested once more following a protest against oil tankers in Malmo, a seaside city in Sweden, by Thunberg and other activists. pic.twitter.com/z7yfYFu6v9— ADV. ASHUTOSH J. DUBEY 🇮🇳 (@AdvAshutoshBJP) June 21, 2023
According to the statement by the legal authorities, Thunberg may be subjected to a penalty or a maximum prison sentence of six months. These allegations arise from Thunberg’s participation in a protest organized by the activist group Ta Tillbaka Framtiden, which caused obstruction to oil tankers in a section of Malmö’s port.
“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.
In January, Thunberg was apprehended by the police during a protest in Lützerath, Germany, opposing a planned expansion of a coal mine. However, she was released on the same day. Thunberg, known globally for her strong messages about the urgency of addressing climate change, recently had a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the meeting, she used the term “ecocide” to accuse Russian leader Vladimir Putin of committing war crimes.
“Ecocide, the destruction of the environment, is a form of warfare. Unfortunately, Ukrainians now understand this very well. Russia deliberately targets its actions against the environment, against the livelihood of people,” Thunberg added.