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Greta Thunberg denies public order offence after she was arrested at a London protest
Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press
Published Nov 15, 2023 • 1 minute read

LONDON — Climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday denied a public order offence after she was arrested last month at a demonstration against a major oil and gas industry conference in London.


The 20-year-old Swedish environmental campaigner was among more than two dozen people charged after protesters sought to block access to the luxury InterContinental Hotel in central London during last month’s Energy Intelligence Forum, attended by some of the industry’s top executives.


Thunberg was charged with breaching a section of the Public Order Act that allows police to impose limits on public assemblies. She and four other protesters pleaded not guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Thunberg confirmed her details in court, but her address in Stockholm was not read out due to concerns over alleged threats she has received.

The protesters were granted unconditional bail ahead of a trial in London scheduled for February 2024.


Five others also charged over the protest all denied the same offence on Wednesday. They will face trial at a later date.

The court hearing drew crowds of photographers and Thunberg’s supporters from groups including Greenpeace and Fossil Free London, who gathered outside the building chanting and holding banners reading “Oily Money Out” and “Make Polluters Pay.”


Thunberg and other climate protesters accuse fossil fuel companies of deliberately slowing the global energy transition to renewables in order to make more profit. They also oppose the British government’s recent approval of drilling for oil in the North Sea, off the Scottish coast.

Thunberg inspired a global youth movement demanding stronger efforts to fight climate change after staging weekly protests outside the Swedish Parliament starting in 2018.

In July she was fined by a Swedish court for disobeying police and blocking traffic during an environmental protest at an oil facility. She had already been fined for the same offence previously in Sweden.
 

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Greta Thunberg denies public order offence after she was arrested at a London protest
Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press
Published Nov 15, 2023 • 1 minute read

LONDON — Climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday denied a public order offence after she was arrested last month at a demonstration against a major oil and gas industry conference in London.


The 20-year-old Swedish environmental campaigner was among more than two dozen people charged after protesters sought to block access to the luxury InterContinental Hotel in central London during last month’s Energy Intelligence Forum, attended by some of the industry’s top executives.


Thunberg was charged with breaching a section of the Public Order Act that allows police to impose limits on public assemblies. She and four other protesters pleaded not guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Thunberg confirmed her details in court, but her address in Stockholm was not read out due to concerns over alleged threats she has received.

The protesters were granted unconditional bail ahead of a trial in London scheduled for February 2024.


Five others also charged over the protest all denied the same offence on Wednesday. They will face trial at a later date.

The court hearing drew crowds of photographers and Thunberg’s supporters from groups including Greenpeace and Fossil Free London, who gathered outside the building chanting and holding banners reading “Oily Money Out” and “Make Polluters Pay.”


Thunberg and other climate protesters accuse fossil fuel companies of deliberately slowing the global energy transition to renewables in order to make more profit. They also oppose the British government’s recent approval of drilling for oil in the North Sea, off the Scottish coast.

Thunberg inspired a global youth movement demanding stronger efforts to fight climate change after staging weekly protests outside the Swedish Parliament starting in 2018.

In July she was fined by a Swedish court for disobeying police and blocking traffic during an environmental protest at an oil facility. She had already been fined for the same offence previously in Sweden.
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London judge acquits climate activist Greta Thunberg of charge that she blocked an oil conference
Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press
Brian Melley
Published Feb 02, 2024 • 1 minute read

LONDON — A judge on Friday acquitted climate activist Greta Thunberg of a charge that she had refused to leave a protest that blocked the entrance to a major oil and gas industry conference in London last year.


Thunberg was acquitted along with four other defendants. Judge John Law said there were “significant deficiencies in the evidence” presented against Thunberg and the others to back charges that they had breached the Public Order Act during the Oct. 17 incident


Law said the police could have taken less restrictive measures, didn’t properly define where protesters should move and the order to disperse that was given was “so unclear that it was unlawful” that those who didn’t comply committed no offense.

The Swedish environmentalist, who inspired a global youth movement demanding stronger efforts to fight climate change, was charged in Westminster Magistrates’ Court with violating the act that allows police to impose limits on public assemblies. She had faced a fine of up to 2,500 pounds (US$3,190) if she had been convicted.

Thunberg, 21, was among more than two dozen protesters arrested on Oct. 17 after preventing access to a hotel during the Energy Intelligence Forum, attended by some of the industry’s top executives.