Climate activist Greta Thunberg reiterates condemnation: “Earth defenders face these consequences”


A Malmö court fined Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg again on Wednesday for “violating public order” during an action in the southern Swedish city at the end of July.

According to journalists at the site, the activist was fined a total of 5,500 crowns (476 euros) for 90 days. On 24 July, after his first conviction for a similar action in June, he took part in the blockade of Malmö harbor.

“This shows precisely what’s wrong with our system: those who are trying to protect people, the planet and life are facing these kinds of legal consequences,” he said in response to the court’s acquittal, wearing a t-shirt. “Stand up for science” inscription. On the other hand, he added, “those who provoke the climate crisis – a question of life and death – are destroying (the planet) without consequences.”

Prosecutor Jørgen Larsen assessed that Greta Thunberg “participated with others in blocking the road without authorization and disrupted public order”. Along with other activists, Greta Thunberg blocked access to the port of Malmö that day to protest the use of fossil fuels and refused to obey police orders. He was taken away by the police along with five other activists.

On July 24, shortly before the port blockade, Greta Thunberg, 20, was fined 1,500 crowns and 1,000 crowns in compensation.



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