Greta Thunberg was hit with a high-quality Monday for defying cops throughout a protest in Sweden final month — however the punishment didn’t cease the local weather activist from participating in one other demonstration, the place she was detained by police, simply hours later.
A Swedish court docket slapped the 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize nominee with a high-quality of two,500 kronor (about $240) for blocking oil vans within the southern metropolis of Malmo throughout a June 19 demonstration with the “Reclaim the Future” activist group and ignoring police orders to depart.
Shortly after the listening to, nevertheless, Thunberg was again at it — getting carted off by cops when she as soon as once more blocked entry to the oil terminal within the Malmo harbor.
Thunberg had pleaded not responsible to the civil disobedience prices over the sooner protest — and remained defiant within the face of the penalties.
“We should keep in mind who the true criminals are, those who’re committing the true crime, and that will likely be true even when now we have jailed all local weather activists on this planet,” she informed reporters after the listening to.
“Because now we have fact on our aspect and now we have and morality on our aspect and that won’t change.”
Thunberg had pressured the protest got here out of “necessity” because of the impending local weather disaster, her spokesperson stated.
The court docket rejected her argument and located her responsible.
This isn’t the primary time the worldwide local weather change star has run afoul of the regulation.
In January, as an example, she was apprehended by German police throughout a protest over a coal mine.
Following her Monday listening to, Thunberg vowed to maintain up her battle — and apparently stored her phrase by returning to protest.
“We can’t save the world by taking part in by the foundations,” she stated.
With Post wires